This week Jamie participated in the Renewables in Remote Communities Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon. There were over 200 delegates including Indigenous leaders, federal government, NGOs and academia. With new federal money being invested in reducing the reliance on costly diesel for energy in these communities the discussions were quite lively. While wind energy is certainly considered to be one of the many renewable technologies that will assist in this transition, the take-home messages from the conference include the need to develop trusting relationships between stakeholders and continue to build capacity in these relatively small communities - particularly among youth. A sacred fire was lit for the duration of the conference (see below), tended by two Fire Keepers from the local Kwanlin Dün First Nation.