Jordyn Burnouf is Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Vice President of the Métis Nation- Saskatchewan. Ms Burnouf is a member of Black Lake First Nation and grew up in the Métis community of Île-à-la-Crosse, SK. As a proud northerner and Cree woman, Ms Burnouf has an inherent connection to the land and spends her time away from the office with her family at Pemmican Lodge, harvesting wild rice, and exploring the vast beauty of the land and water she grew up on. Her work is centred on clean energy and environmental stewardship with a passion for expanding a global understanding of land-based knowledge, the need for cultural inclusion, and empowering young people.
Ms Burnouf is a 20/20 Indigenous Clean Energy Catalyst and Co-Founder of SevenGen’s Indigenous youth mentorship program, ImaGENation. Ms Burnouf continues to advocate and create space for youth and women in the energy sector through her leadership roles as Vice-Chair of the SevenGen Indigenous Youth Council, and as a member of the Indigenous Clean Energy Board of Directors. Ms Burnouf was recently appointed to the Wah-ila-toos Indigenous Advisory Council which provides guidance and advice on the selection and development of project applications received through a single-window approach created to deliver funding from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC), in collaboration with Indigenous Services Canada, Infrastructure Canada, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.