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Of 259 off-grid communities in Canada, 190 depend almost exclusively on diesel to generate electricity. And although the majority of these communities identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis, little work has been done to understand Indigenous views on energy sustainability.

To help change that, the NunatuKavut Community Council partnered with WISE member Nick Mercer to undertake research in southeast Labrador into local perspectives on energy. Mercer teamed up with fellow WISE member Paul Parker, and Inuit researchers Amy Hudson and Debbie Martin to interview residents from the Inuit diesel-dependent communities of Black Tickle, St. Lewis and Norman Bay.



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