Bearskin Lake First Nation, ON
Vincent became interested in renewable energy when he was a younger man in his 20s. Vincent’s interest grew from his late grandfather, Isaac Beardy’s, desire to see hydro generating turbines situated along the Severn River in Bearskin Lake. Vincent attended the Ontario Water Power Association workshop in Thunder Bay in summer 2016 and learned about the different companies, different software for calculating the costs of building the infrastructure, and building business partnerships with First Nations communities and the private sector. Vincent is the Community Consultation Officer for the Michikan Lands and Resources Department in his community.