Welcome to the second episode of Indigenous Voices in Resource Development.
On this episode, our host, John Desjarlais, talks with Mike Young from Cumberland House Saskatchewan. Mike is president and co-founder of EKWA and is member of OCN (Opaskwayak Cree Nation) and is proudly part of the Indigenous Resource Network.
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Mike Young grew up in a First Nation and Metis community in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan. He learned the Swampy ‘N’ Cree dialect which he can speak fluently. He attended residential school in Prince Albert for two years before embarking on his own.
Although Mike had a difficult start working on the service rigs due to discrimination, he quickly advanced into management position. His hands on experience over the past 25 years has made him an expert on wellsite supervision for drillings, workovers, abandonments and environmental work.