Ramsey Mudryk

Director of Emergency Management, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement

Ramsey is a Metis youth born and raised in Northeastern Alberta. Throughout his life, he has been passionately involved in the Metis community and emergency services, starting as a volunteer firefighter at 16. Since then, he has worked across Alberta as a wildland firefighter where he has frontline experience with the impacts of climate change and fire exclusion on rural and indigenous communities.

This has led him to becoming an advocate for traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) being applied to wildfire management. In particular, the use of fire to care for the land while reducing wildfire risk, also known as cultural burning, a practice used since time immemorial by many indigenous peoples.

His passion for revitalizing cultural burning is also driven by the lessons he learns as an oskapewis and firekeeper during traditional ceremonies, which include the purposes of fire and our responsibility to care for Mother Earth. Currently, he is the Director of Emergency Management for Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, one of the 8 Metis Settlements in Alberta.

Speaker Sessions

The Future of Forests: Leveraging Technology, Partnerships and Canada’s Forests on the Path to Net Zero

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Featuring
Jade Schofield Director, Climate & Sustainability, Delphi
Ramsey Mudryk Director of Emergency Management, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
Kate Lindsay Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Forest Products Association of Canada
Geoff Pegg Head of Sustainability and Environment, TELUS
Cameron Jones Chief Operating Officer, Flash Forest
In collaboration with

Thriving Together: Building Resilient & Proactive Communities

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Featuring
Moira Gill AVP Environment, Government and Industry Relations, TD Insurance
Regional Chief Kluane Adamek (Aagé) Assembly of First Nations, Yukon Regional Chief
Mayor Amarjeet Sohi Mayor, City of Edmonton
Ramsey Mudryk Director of Emergency Management, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
Yasmin Abraham President and Co-Founder, Kambo Energy Group
The Honourable Bowinn Ma Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, Government of British Columbia
In collaboration with