Working with Indigenous Communities: How SolShare Energy is different than other energy companies

  1. Free, prior, and informed consent:  Our Independent Power Producer (IPPs) will only be built if the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) principles on consent are met.  Consultation alone is not enough.
  2.  Grassroots ownership:  Share ownership will be available both to the band and individual community members.
  3.  Not government dependent:  We may accept government grants to help fund portions of projects, but the project will be not be dependent entirely on government funding.
  4. Controlled by community, not large corporations:  The majority of SolShare ownership will always be individual community members, First Nations, co-operatives and credit unions.  Our model aims to bring together both settler and indigenous communities to create a new, more democratic and equitable economic future.