Mackenzie Roop (she/they)
National Energy and Climate Policy Analyst
Montreal, QC, Tiohtià:ke, Unceded Kanien’kehá:ka Nation Territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy
A non-Indigenous person living in Tiotia:ke, Mackenzie was born in unceded Squamish, Tsleil Waututh and Musqueam territories, took their first steps on Ngunnawal territory, and was raised in Vietnam and the Philippines.
Mackenzie holds a bachelor of International Development from McGill University and a Master’s in Indigenous Development Practice from the University of Winnipeg.
As the National Energy and Climate Policy and Programming Analyst, Mackenzie is interested in building cross-jurisdictional relationships and approaches to enhance Indigenous leadership in energy. Passionate about community-centered solutions, Mackenzie is a certified CANDO Technical Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED). Mackenzie’s most recent work supported the technical policy priorities of First Nations in the federal implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2021).
Striving to bridge generosity and justice, Mackenzie values good process. Outside of work, Mackenzie is enthusiastic about music and water safety.