Our heritage Our future – The Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project

This documentary examines the benefits and challenges of building First Nation – industry collaboration in developing waterpower opportunities on the Kapuskasing River in northeastern Ontario. The story began in 2005 with the release of these waterpower sites by the Ministry of Natural Resources. The first of these facilities will be commissioned in 2013. Brunswick House First Nation, Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation and the town of Kapuskasing are all partners in these projects with the proponent Hydroméga. The film was made possible through the efforts of the WPWG, an Aboriginal, industry and government collaborative focused on building greater understanding and opportunities for partnerships between aboriginal communities and the waterpower industry in Ontario. Direct support was provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada, Wabun Tribal Council and the Ontario Waterpower Association. For more information on the products of the WPWG, please visit www.wpwg.org.

 

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