Red Earth Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 30th 2022 with the Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Present at the signing from left to right is Rene Jeddore, Director of Training and Economic Development for Miawpukek First Nation; Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation; and Peter Walsh, Founder and Managing Director for Red Earth Energy.
Miawpukek First Nation is a progressive Mi’kmaq Nation located at Conne River, NL that is well recognized provincially and nationally for its strong governance and administrative capacity. Further, its core values are rooted in its history and traditions. One of Miawpukek First Nation’s key strategic priorities is its goal of economic self-sufficiency. To this end, Miawpukek has been involved in several major economic development projects in recent years. One such project included the acquisition of Clearwater Seafoods in collaboration with the Mi'kmaq Coalition and Premium Brands Holding Corporation in 2020.
Chief Misel Joe states “our collaboration with Red Earth Energy in the renewable energy sector serves to give Miawpukek significant presence in the global transformation from hydrocarbon fuels to zero carbon-emission fuels. This aligns well with our approach to the environment and our obligation to create and ensure a better future for generations to come.”
“Our company is building relationships with First Nations communities in Canada, signing our first agreement with the Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland & Labrador, to take action to avoid the worst effects of climate change so that together, we can build a sustainable future for our communities and families and prosper with mutual respect and co-operation.” said Peter Walsh founder and managing director for Red Earth Energy.
Red Earth Energy has formed a Joint Venture called H2 Canada with Infinite Green Energy, a leading international Green Hydrogen company, and Frontier Impact Group, a Climate Solutions Investment and Advisory firm. The group will conduct a feasibility study with expertise from Miawpukek First Nations in the area of Conne River and Bay d’Espoir and is exploring another potential site on the East Coast of Newfoundland & Labrador for a second facility. The feasibility study is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will last approximately 10 months.
About the Miawpukek First Nation
The Miawpukek is a traditional Mi’kmaw First Nation community located in Conne River meaning “middle river” on the south coast of the island part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Miawpukek First Nation became a permanent community sometime around 1822 and the Reserve was established according to traditional oral history in 1870. Since being recognized as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has gone from a poor, isolated community with almost 90% unemployment to a strong vibrant community with nearly 100% full time/part-time employment which is a credit to the perseverance of its people.
About Red Earth Energy
Red Earth Energy is a producer of renewable fuels with a focus on green hydrogen production from renewable energy. We are in the conceptual design / feasibility stage for several green hydrogen projects using electrolysis technology.