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Delia Warren, Worker Ambassador

image3.jpgP.Eng | MBA Student

Delia Warren (P. Eng.) is an Iron and Earth Worker Ambassador. From a young age, Delia was concerned by the adverse impacts of human activity on the environment and was convinced that transitioning to renewable energy would create a sustainable future for our planet and its people. She recognized that integrating renewables into our energy strategy would provide an incredible opportunity for economic development and job creation.

Graduating from Memorial University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Delia tried to find work in offshore wind generation but instead spent seven years working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Scotland, France, Africa and at home in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Starting her career as a pipeline engineer in R&D she eventually transitioned into subsea and offshore structural design—skills that are highly transferable to the renewable energy industry. Following the oil downturn, she began volunteering at Iron & Earth East, eventually taking on the role of director in October 2016 and continuing as a Worker Ambassador now. She loves to travel and is currently completing an MBA at Memorial University.

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.