Patrick Michell

Patrick Michell is a Retired Chief, Kanaka Bar Indian Band, resident of Lytton, BC. Since 1978, with awareness of the growing changes within and upon their traditional territory caused by climate change, Patrick and his community worked to design and complete site-specific programs and projects that re-establish sustainable community foundations in water, food, and shelter with supporting resilient systems like storage, energy, communications, transportation and waste management—preparing Kanaka Bar (18 kilometres south of Lytton) and its residents for the environment and economy of today and more importantly for tomorrow. On June 30, 2021, Patrick and his family lost their intergenerational home in the Lytton fire and have lived in response mode since.