The New Post Creek project is more than a major project for the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. It is one part of the reconciliation of decades of environmental and social impacts from electricity generation in the Traditional Territory of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. This reconciliation included an apology from Ontario Power Generation, a settlement agreement, the partnership that has worked to bring this project to its current stage, and the opportunity for ownership of a hydroelectric generating station producing clean, renewable energy.
TTN’s equity ownership in this project will provide annual income that can be used to generate additional wealth and invest in the development of the community. While there will be project debt to repay for some time, this project will generate revenue for many decades.
There will be opportunities for TTN members and businesses to get involved in the construction of this project. The capacity of individuals and of the entire First Nation will be built through training and employment associated with this project. The specific details of this plan are outlined in the completed TTN Engagement Plan.
The First Nation will gain from the project not only the equity share and the eventual profits from this share, but also the experience in developing and managing a project of this scale and scope. This will enable TTN to be a strong partner in future developments within the TTN Traditional Territory.