Derek joined KMKNO in May 2018 as the Mi’kmaq Energy and Mines Advisor. Here he works on crown consultation associated with energy and mineral resource development and helps advise the Assembly on energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities. Before this, he worked with Clean Foundation as Program Coordinator of a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, including with several Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. Derek holds a Joint Major in Biology and Business from St. FX and a Masters in Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. He was born and raised in Dunvegan, Cape Breton and currently lives in Halifax with his wife Elizabeth.
Mi'kmaq Energy and Mines Advisor