Peguis First Nation, MB
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 to pass on their knowledge of the land to the next generation. It is because of that understanding of those teachings and their connection to the land that guided him toward his current profession and education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science focused on Impact Assessment. He uses a combination of his traditional knowledge and scientific background to help understand Environmental Impacts that may be caused due to developments. This introduced him to the clean energy sector as the original steward of the land, having as little impact on the environment as possible is the way forward, and clean energy is definitely a step in the right direction.