Cory Beaver is a young First Nation’s leader who is passionate about many things. He was born and raised in the Bow Valley region and is a proud member of the Iyarhe Nakoda also known as Stoney Nakoda, just west of Calgary. Cory is studying at Mount Royal University with the prospects of pursuing Business and Marketing. He is highly involved with a few youth organizations, one of them being Student Energy. Student Energy is a not for profit global charity dedicated to creating the next generation of leaders who will transition the world to a sustainable energy future. Since his involvement with the organization, Cory has been learning more about sustainability and learning more each day about the energy transition.

Most recently, Cory has focused his energy on raising awareness about climate change. In March of 2017, he attended a climate change workshop where he left with a goal; a mission to raise awareness about climate issues. Since then has advocated the importance of energy, food, water and most importantly the environment. Cory has also been working on a project over the past year chairing an event that brought together 200 First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth called Sevengen2019 with the support of Student Energy. He hopes to not only empower Indigenous youth but inspire those who have yet to find their voice and their passion. Cory is also passionate about making sure all Indigenous voices are heard and hopes to see more Indigenous presence at the table.


Look for this presentation in the Thursday Afternoon program at 3:30 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!