Henvey Inlet First Nation (HIFN) is an Anishinabek community in Robinson Huron Treaty territory. The wind facility is on HIFN Reserve No. 2 lands on Georgian Bay’s northeast shore near Britt, Ontario.
HIFN designed and implemented an Environmental Stewardship Regime under the federal First Nations Land Management Act. Henvey Inlet Wind is the first project to adopt and implement such a regime. The project also required extensive consultation and permitting with Canada Wildlife Service (CWS). To enhance the region’s biodiversity, HIFN and CWS created the Eastern Georgian Bay Initiative, which will receive $1 million in funding from the facility each year of operations.
The facility expects to generate more than $10 million in annual revenue for Henvey Inlet First Nation. Henvey Inlet Band Members will determine how proceeds are used, which may entail expanding Band services, reinvesting in new research and business development, paying Band Members a “dividend,” and subsidizing hydro bills.
Henvey Inlet Wind
Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 Lands, Ontario