Blog - Iron and Earth

NATIONAL DAY OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

On Truth and Reconciliation Day, we join together to honour survivors, their families and communities and mourn all the stolen children lost to the repressive residential school system. We also join our voices to those claiming for the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights and the 94 Calls to Action proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Our organization is committed to the following... Always attaining free, prior, and informed consent when working with Indigenous Peoples Our team is trained in accordance to the Call to Action number 92.iii with skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution and human rights. Our team will make the cultural safety and anti-racist training a yearly event. We are developing our internal policies and procedures and hiring practices with a decolonial and anti-racist lens. We are committed to continually learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and develop trust between our workers and the community. If you are interested in knowing more about this topic, please visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. In solidarity, The Iron & Earth Team

Understanding the Project Lifecycle

Ever wonder how and when positions open up in the renewable energy sector? This blog post summarizes how most renewable energy projects are structured, and when career opportunities become available for different sectors.  Continue reading

Meet our Innovation & STEM Manager - Jodie Hon

Hello everyone! My name is Jodie Hon and I am the Innovation & STEM Manager with Iron & Earth. My main focus is the Climate Career Portal - our new online platform created to help fossil fuel workers and Indigeneous workers transition to jobs in the net-zero economy. Having gone through my own career transition from oil & gas to renewable energy, I feel strongly about supporting and encouraging others to make the same career change.  Continue reading

Welcome to the Climate Career Portal!

On March 22nd the Iron & Earth team launched our newest platform - the Climate Career Portal. The Climate Career Portal is a first of its kind online career building tool created to help fossil fuel workers transition to jobs in the net-zero economy.  Continue reading

Our first Community Conversation is a Success!

By Jazmine Larocque, Community Sustainability Manager Jump starting conversations regarding energy transitions can be tricky, but for the community of Hinton Alberta, which was the first of potentially many, it was a great success! A small group of individuals from many backgrounds came to participate in the initial community event where topics of income security, transition and climate change were tackled. Participants challenged each other with different points of view but were also pleasantly surprised about the accepting atmosphere throughout the event. Continue reading

Reskill Your Career in Spring 2022 at Maskwacis Cultural College

We are currently accepting applications from fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers based in Maskwacis and the surrounding area with an interest in learning the skills needed to participate in solar or wind energy system project design, installation and maintenance. Continue reading

Transition Stories

Introducing Carl Kaufmann, the first feature in Iron & Earth’s Transition Story Series. Read about Carls’ transition experience here! Continue reading

Introducing our Community Engagement team!

Welcome Ana and Stephen! Continue reading

My story and next chapter

Monday is my first day as a Director Emeritus at Iron & Earth! Continue reading

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.