Talk Energy Week

Energy Champions

This year, Talk Energy Week is showcasing Indigenous Clean Energy Champions who are leading the transition to renewable energy sources in their communities and beyond. Check out their inspiring stories.

Samuel Minde

Sam envisions Ermineskin Cree Nation generating enough energy for self-sustainability & to become a smart-grid community. “We all know the sun is source power for the world. To generate power & revenues from our brother, the sun (Pesim), is amazing."

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Tanna Pirie-Wilson

Tanna describes herself as a “CEO by day, climate change Wolastoq warrior always”. She plays a large role in the Wocawson Wind Energy project in Tobique First Nation.

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AJ Esquega

AJ has worked hard to make the Gull Bay Diesel Offset Micro Grid Project a reality. He perseveres for the sake of his community and the future generations.

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Disa Crow Chief and Cory Beaver

Disa and Cory were brought together by Student Energy and they joined forces to create SevenGen, the first Indigenous Student Energy Summit, hosted on Tsuut’ina land in Alberta.

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Troy Jerome

Troy has already developed 150MW of wind energy projects for Mi’gmaq communities in Gaspésie. Now he aims to use such clean energy to make “green” ammonia for a local plant.

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Blair Hogan
Blair Hogan

Blair helped turn a huge wildfire risk into a sustainable source of heat for his community, Teslin YK, in part thanks to a trip to Finland.

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Kim Scott

Kim has been a solar enthusiast her whole life. Her passion for clean energy shines in her role with the Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise.

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