Indigenous Peoples are Canada’s original forest and conservation professionals, and today, they shape every facet of the sector.
The stories below profile both established Indigenous professionals in the forest and conservation sector and young people who have just begun their green career pathway. They’ve tried different jobs, studied at various levels, and had diverse experiences that have led them to where they are today.
The profiles of Indigenous professionals can also be found in PLT Canada’s A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals.
And the Voices of Indigenous Youth can be viewed on this map as well.
Marie-Josée believes young people should learn about climate change issues early on so that they can consider a green career path. She works as an Environmental Technician. Nutshimit-Nippour Consulting provides a range of environmental services, including in forest sciences. Its team of forest engineers and technicians plans, manages, and monitors forest resources. Marie-Josée’s story is included in A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals. Download the guide MARIE-JOSÉE’S LOVE OF NATURE COMES FROM… “My family spent…
Leesee Papatsie works with Inuit communities and Elders to promote protection and awareness of territorial parks. Nunavut Parks is a member of the Canadian Parks Council, which works to promote excellence in parks planning and create meaningful Green Jobs opportunities for young people across the country. Nunavut Parks is a PLT Canada Green Jobs employer. Leesee’s story is included in A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals. Download the guide LEESEE’S LOVE OF NATURE COMES FROM……
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