Métis Nation of Alberta
Charlene Holmes was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, with a strong Métis cultural background. Both her parents were raised on the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement where her mother, along with many family members, currently reside. Charlene has been the Climate Lead at the Metis Settlements General Council (MSGC) since 2017. In this short time, she has accomplished many projects to help reduce their carbon footprint at the Metis Settlements owned building in Edmonton. With the hard work of many, MSGC was granted a 2 Phase Rooftop Solar project along with a complete Energy Efficiency Retrofit to the 56,000 SF building. Both projects will commence May 2019. Charlene sits on the Indigenous Electricity Technical Working Group (IETWG) as part of the Indigenous Caucus since its inception in early 2017. The IETWG, with representation from Indigenous communities from across Alberta, works with the government to represent Indigenous interests within the Renewable Energy sector. Charlene is looking forward to commence working with industry on project management in Community Generation. Charlene spends her free time with her husband, son and her dog Coco.