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David Isaac – W Dusk Energy

  • President, W Dusk Group & Indigenous Futurist
  • Interim Executive Director, Centre for Native Policy and Research (SFU)

David Isaac, also known as Wugadusk in his traditional name, is a Mi’kmaq originally from Listuguj, Quebec but was raised in Vancouver’s Northshore. He has been a longtime advocate for Indigenous health, the environment and has previously served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Vancouver Native Health Society and the Centre for Native Policy & Research.

He recently participated in the Vancouver Foundations Greenest City Fund Advisory Committee, is a convening partner for the First Nation Renewable Energy Lab and a cofounder of the First Nation Renewable Energy Collective.

David is currently the President of the W Dusk Energy Group, which focuses on 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. The W Dusk Group are actively developing large and small scale projects throughout Canada involving solar, small hydro and wind energy.

When David is not working, he can be found enjoying disc golf at Queen Elizabeth Park and is an avid ocean yacht racer.