ACTIVIST CLAIM: Greenpeace Canada again accuses the resource extraction industry of harming Indigenous communities.
THE FACTS: Resource industries like oil and gas, are the number #1 driver of jobs and economic reconciliation for Indigenous communities.
Here are some talking points and sources to have a reasonable conversation about how Indigenous peoples are a crucial part of resource extraction, from joint partnerships to employment.
- Many Indigenous groups are forming joint partnerships with the old and gas industry because they want to ensure positive benefits for their communities and the responsible development of resources.
- According to PetroLMI, 13,900 self-identified Indigenous Peoples were directly employed in the oil and gas industry, a rise of 26% from 2014. More and more Indigenous peoples are finding meaningful, high-paying employment in resource industries.
- The oil and gas industry also brings high employment income for Indigenous people. Those who work in oil and gas extraction can make an annual average wage of $146,492.
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