Generation Power's "Day in the Life" series features Indigenous clean energy leaders across the country. Offering a powerful glimpse into the potential of clean energy for our communities, these stories are heartfelt and inspiring. The featured individuals share their daily experiences working in the clean energy sector and provide advice to Indigenous youth who are interested in clean energy. Gratefully, we continue to highlight the stories of Indigenous leaders. We hope you enjoy these videos and welcome you to exploring a "Day in the Life"!
Tyler 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 shares: “it is important for youth to get involved with clean energy because there are opportunities that they can bring back home to their people.”
Jeremiah is a proud Akwesasro:non with a strong work ethic. He is able to incorporate new technology with traditional values. Driven by the passion to challenge himself, he has 16 years of experience across every level of the construction industry from contractor to engineer. Jeremiah shares: “the youth need to get involved in clean energy because it’s the future and the only path forward.”
Regional Chief Kluane Adamek (whose traditional name is "Aagé") is a proud citizen of the Kluane First Nation and belongs to the Dakl'aweidi (Killerwhale) Clan. She comes from a diverse background with Tlingit, Southern Tutchone, German and Irish origins. Kluane has served as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief since January 2018. Kluane shares: “youth should get involved in clean energy because it reflects our values... clean energy is a path to the future.”
Troy Jerome is a citizen of the Mi’gmaq Nation, residing at Listuguj, Quebec. He is the president and CEO at SEN’TI Environmental Services and Indigenous Services. Troy shares: “renewable energy is an exciting future... getting into the renewable energy sector is something I would encourage young people to take on."
Proud to be nehiyaw from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, located in Treaty 8 territory, Mihskakwan James is a clean energy innovator currently developing large-scale energy storage and clean microgrid projects - contributing to a low-carbon future and empowering communities. Mihskakwan James shares: “I am very passionate about having youth, particularly Indigenous youth, involved in the climate action.”
Jessica Winters is from the Inuit region of Nunatsiavut, Labrador. She is the Community Energy Lead for the Nunatsiavut Government. Jessica shares: “Youth should get involved with clean energy because we need to prepare for a sustainable future.”
Blair Hogan is a Teslin Tlingit First Nation citizen who has a strong history of effective community leadership in the areas of business development, economic development, and intergovernmental relations. Blair shares: “I really want the youth to involved in this, I feel that they need a win, and I couldn’t recommend anything better than being part of renewable energy projects.”