• A FOREWORD BY Phil Fontaine, Ron Jamieson, The Right Honourable Paul Martin, The Honourable Jim Prentice, and Dr. Judith Sayers (Kekinusuqs)
  • “Aboriginal Power gives voice to a positive renewable energy future for First Nations.”

    Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief Assembly of First Nations and Hereditary Chief, Ahousaht First Nation

  • "Power through partnerships: that is the central message in every chapter of this book."

    Piers MacDonald, Chair, Yukon Energy Corporation and former Premier Yukon Territorial Government

  • "Aboriginal Power is a thought-provoking, value-rich book. It deals with issues that are very current and of importance to all Canadians"

    Denis Desautels, Corporate Director and former Auditor General of Canada

  • "Our community’s project story is one among many in this book – stories about success."

    Chief Denise Restoule, Dokis First Nation

  • A FOREWORD BY Phil Fontaine, Ron Jamieson, The Right Honourable Paul Martin, The Honourable Jim Prentice, and Dr. Judith Sayers (Kekinusuqs)
  • "This book articulates an essential element of a Canadian clean energy vision. "

    Velma McColl, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

  • “Electricity utilities, renewable energy companies, project developers and Aboriginal communities are forging ground-breaking new relationships. Chris Henderson describes these innovations honestly and evocatively.”

    Jim Burpee, President, Canadian Electricity Association

  • "Integrating smart business with good policy can produce a robust economy and a productive environment. Chris Henderson has grasped the essence of the commercial innovations required."

    Robert Slater, Professor Carleton University and former senior federal bureaucrat


Chris HChris Henderson is the Author of Aboriginal Power.

For the past two and a half decades his professional focus has been at the intersection of clean energy, sustainable development, environmental action, economic development and Aboriginal communities. He is Canada’s most respected commentator on Aboriginal clean energy opportunities, and acts a Clean Energy Advisor to over a dozen indigenous communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast....more


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The new accord: Aboriginal power and the future of Canada’s First Peoples 


The business of the environment online


Speaker's Corner


 Power Players

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Power of the First People 

TVO: The Agenda

Power to the (First) People

TVO: Agenda Plus

Chris talks to Steve Paikin about the opportunities associated with biomass 

The Walrus talks energy

Chris and the panel on ideas and inventions that will change the world

Inspiring Naturalism: Podcast

Chris talks with hosts Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd.  Listen to the podcast.

Aboriginal Power Archived at the National University of Costa Rica

Madriz Rolando presenting Aboriginal Power to the Head Librarian of Joaquín García Monge Main Library, Universidad Nacional (UNA) Costa RicaA copy of Aboriginal Power was added to the literary collection at the National University of Costa Rica. Aboriginal Power, or Indigenous Power is a reality for countries worldwide, including Canada and the countries of Latin America.

Kind appreciation is extended to Madriz Rolando for making this Aboriginal Power book contribution to post-secondary learning.

Aboriginal Power in the Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — In the late 1980s, Chris Henderson was part of a team of people at the Delphi Group tasked with helping the CP Hotel chain become more environmentally friendly. Among more than a dozen recommendations, they proposed encouraging guests to specify whether they wanted their towels washed by throwing them in the bathtub. Read the full article...

Above & Beyond: Canada's Arctic Journal

Aboriginal Power is featured in the "Bookshelf" section (page 51) of the November/December 2013 issue of Above & Beyond

Audio Interview: Nationtalk

Chris speaks with Nationtalk about how Canada's First Peoples are building sustainable prosperity through participation in clean-energy projects and about the growth happening in small communities.