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 Ndilǫ, Northwest Territories. He is an Electrical Engineer working at BC Hydro. Wesley holds a master’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. She’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 Tsuut’ina Nation, AB Description Steven Crowchild (Ninagha Naʔitsidi) is a Tsuut’ina Isgiya, father, and elected member of the Tsuut’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 Ts’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. Mary’s First Nation, BC Description Millicent (Penny) Polchies is 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 Métis 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 Canada’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 Mi’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 […]


Portrait Name Holly Johnson Location Haida Gwaii, BC Description Holly is employed by Skidegate Band Council on Haida Gwaii as a Climate Action Coordinator. Holly focuses on planning and coordinating energy and climate activities and deliverables associated with capacity-building, clean energy, demand-side management, and community engagement. She is very enthusiastic about learning about new renewable […]


Portrait Name Elijah Mecham Location Nuxalk Nation, BC Description Elijah is a Nuxalk member, born and raised in the Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia. Elijah has experience working in wind power and industry, before moving back home to work for his nation. Currently, he is the Clean Energy Community Engagement Coordinator, and the Climate […]


Portrait Name Daphne Kay Location Cowessess First Nation, SK Description Daphne is a proud Anishinaabe woman from the Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. Daphne studied Political Science at the University of Regina and Land Management at the University of Saskatchewan. Daphne worked in the Lands and Resources Department of Cowessess First Nation for two […]


Portrait Name Crystal Campbell Location Six Nations of the Grand River, ON Description Crystal lives in Brantford, Ontario, just on the outskirts of Six Nations of the Grand River with her two young girls and used to own her own business for 10 years as a residential cleaner. She has worked in various restaurants in […]


Portrait Name Chad Bonnetrouge Location Dene First Nation, NWT Description Chad is a member of the Dene First Nation. He was born in Yellowknife and raised in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. He has done some volunteer work in his community while growing up until he moved to Alberta to finish his last two years of […]


Portrait Name Austin Zacharko Location Métis Nation of Alberta Description Austin is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and holds his heritage in high regard. He grew up in Alberta and is a registered E.I.T with APEGA. He has completed a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta as well as an […]


Portrait Name Andy Pirti Location Montreal Description Andy Pirti currently resides in the Montreal area but was born and raised in a small town called Akulivik, situated in northern Quebec, on the coast of Hudson’s Bay.   In 1995, he went to Cegep Marie-Victorin, where he took the social science program. For 10 years he had done […]


Portrait Name Tyler Jobb Location Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, SK Description Tyler Jobb is an ambitious First Nations entrepreneur and is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. He is the founder of Jobb Developments, a rapidly growing contracting company based in Northern Saskatchewan. Tyler plans to bring clean energy projects to his communities […]


Portrait Name Tim Tutcho Location Deline Got’ine Government, NT Description Tim Tutcho is the Communications Officer for the Deline Got’ine Government, a combined Indigenous/public government that is Treaty-based with self-governing authorities. But unlike other self-governments, it represents and serves not only Deline First Nation Citizens, but all residents of Deline.  In 2010, Tim interned for the […]


Portrait Name Sioban Slade Location NunatuKavut, NL Description Siobhan Slade is NunkatuKvummiuk from St. Lewis (Fox Harbour), NunatuKavut territory in Labrador. She is a single mother to a beautiful little boy and by trade she is a heavy-duty equipment technician. She is presently working with NunatuKavut community council in collaboration with Nunacor as the NATURE […]


Portrait Name Sharon Waughtal Location Ahatahkakoop Cree Nation, SK Description Sharon Waughtal (Masuskapoe) is originally from Ahatahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan – Treaty 6 Territory. She is currently working with Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. as their Climate Change Coordinator serving six First Nation communities in Northeastern Alberta. She has worked previously with the Federal Government […]