Neqotkuk First Nation, NB
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. Consultation touches on so many areas – mines, pipelines, dams, nuclear to provincial forest strategy as well as the implementation of moderate livelihood fishing and protected areas. His community has had so many forms of extractive industry imposed on its territory and people, so they now have the space and desire to transform outdated models of economic development into new transformative clean energy projects to support land back initiatives. Land and energy are braided, and the sustainable use of both is essential to reconciliation. Tapping into an existing network of Indigenous excellence that has driven forward clean energy projects is a tremendous opportunity for Jamie, which he hopes to bridge to his community and Nation.