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 Canadian Federal Government’s Cleantech Economic Strategy Table for the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and regularly contributes to energy policy formation and debate.
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 is actively deploying megawatt and community scale solar farms and is developing emerging technologies such as hydro-kinetic, tidal energy.
Most recently, his company has completed two of British Columbia’s largest community owned (distributed power) solar projects and the central prairies first utility scale solar farm in Fisher River Cree Nation.
When David is not working, he can be found in nature and is an avid ocean yacht racer.