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David Isaac

W Dusk Energy Group
David Isaac, also known as Wugadusk in his traditional name, is a Mi’kmaq originally from Listuguj, Quebec but was raised in Vancouver within the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. He has been a long-time advocate for Indigenous health, the environment and has previously served as the Executive Director for the Vancouver Native Health Society as well as the Centre for Native Policy & Research. Most recently, he joined the Cleantech Economic Strategy Table for the Ministry of  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

David is the President of the W Dusk Energy Group, which works with Indigenous communities to harness the power of their renewable energy resources in tandem with broader community development initiatives like planning, food systems, and infrastructure development. W Dusk are actively developing megawatt and community-scale solar farms and is deploying emerging technologies like tidal power and blockchain enabled energy storage systems.

W Dusk completed two of BC’s largest community-owned (distributed power) solar projects and are developing renewable powered greenhouses and water systems. The company has evolved its practice around the food-water-energy nexus. When David is not working, he can be found in nature and is an avid ocean yacht racer. 

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