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Nick Kendrick, Worker Ambassador

Screenshot_20201223-202051_Galle.jpgTechnical Analyst and Education Specialist, with Greenplanet Energy Analytics

Nick first partners with Iron and Earth through his Masters capstone project, where he mapped out how to best deliver retraining workshops to Albertans, taking into account where oil and gas workers are facing layoffs, renewable energy projects are most common, where Indigenous workers are looking for opportunity and  identifying where reskilling resources are most scarce. Since then he supports Iron and Earth by sharing his own personal career transition story to others whenever possible.

Nick holds a B.A in Criminology and Sociology from Saint Mary’s University and a MSc. In Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary. Nick now works full time with Greenplanet Energy Analytics, a project management company that specializes in clean technology, energy efficiency and low carbon energy solutions. He leads energy efficiency projects, helping track energy data and training workers on understanding energy efficiency technology and energy audit data. He also develops renewable energy and energy efficiency educational material for a variety of audiences. Nick plays a key role in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the remote Indigenous community of Fort Chipewyan. He is active in communication work and creates educational materials to support work with  the Indigenous owned company, Three Nations Energy.

Nick has over 7 years of experience in oil & gas waste management, health and safety, operations, process optimization, control systems and sustainability. He brings a strong analytical, research and education background that has helped him support the work of multiple environmental companies and NGO’s.

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.