Judith Sayers, C.M.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Judith Sayers is a powerful voice for sustainable energy development in Indigenous communities. For over a decade, she served as chief of the Hupacasath First Nation, where she spearheaded the development of a run-of-river renewable energy project that has generated economic growth and employment opportunities. An outspoken advocate for energy development that respects Indigenous rights, she has hosted conferences and workshops to impart best practices, and developed a toolkit to guide other communities in implementing clean energy projects of their own.