Chris is a member of Kwanlin Dün First Nation located in Whitehorse, Yukon. He has an undergraduate degree in International Indigenous Studies and a Masters of Science in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary. Chris has 15 years of experience working in Indigenous Relations in the energy industry and has worked for companies such as Imperial Oil, Cenovus, Shell, and TC Energy. He has worked with Indigenous communities throughout Western Canada on offshore, in situ oil sands, and shale oil and gas projects. Chris is the owner of Sustainative Inc., which provides Indigenous engagement consulting services for both community and corporate organizations. Sustainative Inc. has provided services for organizations such as Dow Canada, Habitat for Humanity, and the Prince Albert Grand Council. Chris is also a Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary in the School of Public Policy.