Good morning, ICE Network!
We are pleased to introduce Seasons of Change, ICE's first annual report.
2020 was a year of transition and growth for ICE. Our flagship 20/20 Catalysts Program celebrated a monumental year with the fifth cohort. The ICE Network added over 400 members and several new Forums. Additionally, the growth of Bringing It Home, the Global Hub, the Mentorship Program, The Gathering, and the creation of a new youth program, Generation Power, led the transformation to an organization empowering Indigenous people, families, and communities on multiple levels.
In the Seasons of Change, we report on the major achievements of our programming in the past year, how we adapted to and embraced the 2020 changing environment, and how our team grew to keep pursuing our vision of being a transformative organization, advancing Indigenous inclusion in the clean energy transition across Canada.
Embodying the guidance of Chief William Commanda, it is our honour to present Indigenous Clean Energy’s 2020 Annual Report to All Our Relations.
As a fully independent Indigenous-governed and Indigenous-led organization, ICE has expanded its programming to advance Indigenous inclusion in every dimension of clean energy opportunity across Canada.
As we reflect on the past year and look ahead, we find that the changing seasons resonate with us. In Anishinaabek language, the medicine wheel is expressed as the four seasons: Mnookmi (Spring), Niibin (Summer), Daagwagi (Autumn) and Bboon (Winter). Every transition of the seasons teaches us; sometimes in subtle small ways, and sometimes in a catalyzing, life-changing manner. Our work at ICE is inspired by this transformative spirit. As an organization and a broader community, we commit ourselves to a just transition: a new way of being that is economically sustainable, ecologically restorative, and socially equitable for Indigenous Peoples.
We are dedicated to ICE being a transformative organization through our set of dynamic programs, and our commitment to Indigenous clean energy inclusion. The focus of our work is impact-oriented as we:
We do acknowledge that envisioning ICE as a transformative organization is ambitious. We, nonetheless, embrace this calling and shall exercise our acumen and passion to make this vision a reality