Xeni Gwet’in First Nations, BC
Michelle is a member of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations and was raised with Tsilhqot’in beliefs by her parents. She is currently pursuing degrees in Native Studies and Environmental Conservation. She has been part of several initiatives focused on issues related to land and climate change, including the Indigenous Climate Change Action Plan, Tla-O-Qui-Aht Tribal Parks Summit, Power Shift Alberta, and the Open Access Energy Summit. Michelle wants to support her community in developing a sustainable economy using the bountiful resources they have been gifted. She looks to support an energy-based strategy that will bring jobs into her community and protect Tsilhqot’in youth’s livelihoods for seven generations to come.