Alex Cook

Portrait Name Alex Cook Iqaluit, NU Description Alex Cook is the owner of ArchTech, a 100% Inuit-owned and operated design-build firm focusing on affordable, efficient, and resilient, high-performance buildings for rapid deployment to remote arctic communities. He holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management and Leadership, from Saint Francis Xavier University. Alex has over […]


Portrait Name Tricia Bryant Port Alberni, BC Description Tricia lives in Port Alberni, BC, where she was born and raised. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Vancouver Island University in 2013. Her Chartered Professional Accountant designation was in 2015, and she is currently working on completing her Local Government Administration Certificate. Tricia has […]


Portrait Name Tiran Smallboy-Zorthian Mountain Cree Camp, AB Description Tiran Smallboy-Zorthian comes from Mountain Cree Camp, formally known as Smallboyโ€™s Camp. He isย a firm believer in spirituality and the traditional teachings of hisย community. He completed hisย high school diploma in 2019 from Kisiko Awasis School in his community. Before the introduction of the ICE and IODI, […]


Portrait Name Tara Everett Winnipeg, MB Description ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ป ๐˜ป๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. (๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ.) ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜’๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. (๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜–๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ.) ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ธ๐˜ข + ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ฌ. (๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ + ๐˜›๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ) Tara Everett is a Two-Spirit (she/her/they) Anishinabe Auntie, and 60s Scoop Survivor. As […]

Shane Bellegarde

Portrait Name Shane Bellegarde Little Black Bear’s First Nation, SK Description Shane Bellegarde is a member of Little Black Bear’s First Nation, located in South Eastern Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 Territory. Shane has been a performer for most of his life and is a multi-disciplinary artist with a special love of music, stories, and beadwork. […]


Portrait Name Serena Mendizabal Six Nations of the Grand River, ON Description Serena Mendizabal (she/her) is a Cayuga Wolf Clan Panamanian woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Serena is a community-based researcher and grassroots organizer. Serena recently graduated from a Master of Geography & Environment with a focus on Indigenous environmental […]

Patrick Butler

Portrait Name Patrick Butler Unakma’ki (Cape Breton), NS Description Patrick Butler is the Senior Energy & Mines Advisor with Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office. He has been with the organization since August 2020. He previously worked on Sustainable Marine Energy’s demonstration in-stream tidal project in Grand Passage and for his community of Potlotek as a Fishery […]

Michael Polak

Portrait Name Michael Polak Pictou Landing First Nation, NS Description Michael is Mohawk, Bear Clan with Ancestry in Tyendinaga on his mother’s side and Polish on his father’s side. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Glooscap Ventures, Executive Director, Pictou Landing First Nation, and President, Akwekon Enterprises. Michael is a […]

Michael Marty

Portrait Name Michael Marty Frog Lake First Nation, AB Description Michael is a member of Frog Lake First Nation. He is a Natural Resource Technology student who has a very passionate heart about making his reservation self-sufficient and independent in the clean energy field. With projects in the; Green hydrogen, solar pannel, hemp, wind, drone […]

Maureen Ward-Caisseย 

Portrait Name Maureen Ward-Caisse Ermineskin Cree Nation, AB Description Maureen Ward-Caisse was born and raised in Maskwacis, AB and is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, which is one of the four First Nations in Maskwacis.  Maureen holds a Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in 2007 and a Masterโ€™s […]

Jamie Pond

Portrait Name Jamie Pond Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, BC Description Jamie is of mixed heritage, including both First Nations and Irish origins. She is the Capital Projects Manager for Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation and is passionate about working in the clean energy and climate action fields. Jamie has a Bachelor’s degree from Thompson Rivers University, […]


Portrait Name LJ Gibbons Sanirajak, NU Description Laura-Jeannie was born and raised in the arctic community of Igloolik, Nunavut and now resides in Sanirajak, Nunavut. Her journey has taken her to many different places and through many different life/career experiences. L-J is currently working as a Community Liaison with Nunavut Nukkiksautiit Corporation, a 100% Inuit-owned […]


Portrait Name Kinnan Stevenson-French Peguis First Nation, MB Description Kinnan is Aniishinaabek from Peguis First Nation, and he currently lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up on the land, learning how to hunt, fish and trap at a young age from some of the older men in his community, who realized they needed […]


Portrait Name Jayden Fisher Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON Description Jayden Fisher is a member of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation), an Ojibway community and signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty, located on the Western Shoreline of Lake Nipigon in Northwestern Ontario. With an Advanced Diploma in Interactive Media Development, Jayden is a multi-talented […]


Portrait Name Janice Grey Nunavik, QC Description Janice Grey is the Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Tarquti Energy Corporation, a clean energy developer from the Nunavik Region of Northern Quebec. She was born in Kuujjuaq and grew up in Aupaluk where she served two terms as Deputy Mayor before moving south with her […]

Jamie Gorman

Portrait Name Jamie Gorman Neqotkuk First Nation, NB Description Jamie Gorman is a proud and passionate Wolastoqiyik member of Neqotkuk First Nation. He has worked for his community in various capacities: farming, fishing, IT, archaeology, and environmental monitoring. He is currently the Resource Development Consultation Coordinator working for his community on behalf of the Nation. […]

Jamie Evic

Portrait Name Jamie Evic Pangnirtung, NU Description Jamie Evic is the Senior Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Pangnirtung. He grew up in Pangnirtung, Nunavut and lived most of his days in Pangnirtung. He has 4 beautiful daughters (Sophie, Caitlin, Jasmine and Myra), and he looks after my nephew (Ruben), that are in full support […]


Portrait Name Grace Nakimayak Hamlet of Paulatuk, NT Description Grace Nakimayak is the clean energy coordinator for the Paulatuk Energy Working Group. She started in this role in October 2021 to carry out the clean energy ambitions of the working group, which includes community leaders from the Hamlet of Paulatuk, Hunters and Trappers Committee, Elders […]


Portrait Name Edward Van Mierlo Tahltan Nation, BC Description


Portrait Name Drew Bernard Lennox Island First Nation, PEI Description Drew Bernard is the Energy Lead and proud member of Lennox Island First Nation in Prince Edward Island. Graduating from Holland College in 2021 in the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program, Drew realized a need for work to be done in his community to combat […]


Portrait Name Calvin Trout Lac Seul First Nation, ON Description Calvin is from Lac Seul First Nation. He has over 20 years of experience in carpentry/renovations/building. He has more than 10 years of experience as foreman/supervisory skills. Calvin is an avid hunter and fisherman. He is passionate about traditional culture and enjoys camping and RVing. […]


Portrait Name Christina Jackpine Mississauga First Nation, ON Description I am a soon-to-be first time Mother representing Mississauga First Nation, a Northern Ontario community in between Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. I am Ojibwe and Cree. I moved from Mississauga First Nation in 1998 and returned home in 2018 to begin my healing journey and […]


Portrait Name Wesley Lines Location Yellowknives Dene First Nation, NWT Description Wesley Lines is a member of Yellowknives Dene First Nation and grew up in Ndilวซ, Northwest Territories. He is an Electrical Engineer working at BC Hydro. Wesley holds a masterโ€™s degree in Clean Energy Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a […]


Portrait Name Una Gott Location Sandy Lake First Nation, ON Description Una is a single mother of two very special boys. Sheโ€™s worked very hard to get where she is in life because of them. She has graduated from Confederation College in 2015 studying Police Foundations. She is a firm believer of leaving the world […]


Portrait Name Taylor Behn-Tsakoza Location Fort Nelson First Nation, BC Description Taylor Behn-Tsakoza is a proud Dene woman from the Fort Nelson First Nation, BC Treaty 8 Territory. Born and raised in her community, Taylor returned home the day after her last exam of her Health and Physical Education degree to work towards her vision […]


Portrait Name Steven Crowchild Location Tsuutโ€™ina Nation, AB Description Steven Crowchild (Ninagha Naส”itsidi) is a Tsuutโ€™ina Isgiya, father, and elected member of the Tsuutโ€™ina Nation Chief and Council. Steven holds the Governance and Administration Portfolio and sits on the Education Board. Before being elected to council in November 2019, Steven worked in the areas of […]


Portrait Name Sean Brennan Location Haida Gwaii, BC Description Sean is the Energy Coordinator in Old Masset on Haida Gwaii. From the Tsโ€™aahl Laanaas Eagle Clan, Sean has been working towards Haida sovereignty his whole career. Coming from a forestry background, Sean has contributed to writing the Haida Gwaii Land Use Plan, helped develop Cultural […]


Portrait Name Penny Polchies Location St. Maryโ€™s First Nation, BC Description Millicent (Penny) Polchiesโ€ฏis the Economic Development Manager with the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI). In this role, Penny leads a team providing all aspects of Indigenous economic development and sustainability; they also build support within the realm of Indigenous entrepreneurship. A big believer in […]


Portrait Name Leighton Gall Location Victoria, BC Description Leighton Gall is a Mรฉtis entrepreneur and Masters of Global Management student at Royal Roads University. He is also pursuing dual master’s credits in the Science and Policy of Climate Change program. His past experiences include working in Canadaโ€™s oil & gas sector, and in Nicaragua and […]


Portrait Name Jacob Jadis Location Abegweit First Nation, PEI Description Jacob is a proud father and member of the Miโ€™kmaq First Nation. He grew up in and currently resides in the community of Scotchfort, Abegweit First Nation on Prince Edward Island. Jacob graduated with a Diploma in Information Systems Management from Nova Scotia Institute of […]