Scott Meunier, Instructional Designer

Scott MeunierM.Ed.

My entire life is shaped by the oilpatch. The oil and gas industry has fed, clothed, educated and employed me throughout my childhood and career. 

My first memories include sleepy mornings going with my Dad to his job as a battery operator. My first paying job included long hours swamping on a vacuum truck serving the rigs around our small town. And now, as a father myself, my biggest challenge is ensuring that my children also have sustainable ways to make a living for themselves.

Witnessing the highs and lows associated with the volatility of the oil and gas sector has also shaped me. I am committed to doing what I can to support workers transitioning to careers in climate solutions so there are multiple ways for people to make a living producing energy both now and for generations to come.

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.