Mihskakwan James Harper is from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8, Alberta. He currently is a Business Development Manager at NRStor Inc., a Canadian energy storage developer. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has recently completed a Master of Science in Renewable Energy from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Ecole Polytechnique, with entrepreneurial training from ESADE Business School. He loves his family and his community now and generations ahead, which inspires him to work on energy storage and renewable energy projects to build a future that is sustainable and empowers all.
I like sharing my insights from industry and practice of executing large-scale projects and how the skills, lessons learned, and takeaways can help progress even more ambitious project development for Indigenous nations. Additionally, I enjoy building authentic and meaningful relationships with other Indigenous kin who share a common interest/passion in advancing development of their communities/nations while also honouring the relationship with the land and our fellow kin.