Kaella Earle is an Ojibwe/Odawa/Potawatomi Anishinaabekwe from Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory and Aroland First Nation. She is a scholar graduate of Chemical Engineering Technology – Lab and Process Control from Cambrian College. During college, she completed a work placement in extractive metallurgy (acid digestion of copper ore samples and inductively coupled plastic spec analysis) at Shenyang Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals in Liaoning, China.
Following college, Kaella enrolled at Laurentian University and studies chemical engineering. She has completed a 16-month co-op in district engineering for the Northern Region of Enbridge Gas Inc., where she worked together with a team of engineers to design and build a high pressure regulating station for a mine. During her co-op she also advocated for Indigenous inclusion in operations, Indigenous employment strategy, Indigenous virtue ethics in engineering, helped address gender bias, the development of inclusionary corporate culture and Indigenous cultural training.
She consistently advocates for the breakdown of barriers to Indigenous people in mining and natural resource extraction industries and is invited to discuss these at various conferences. Since 2017, Kaella is the acting director of the organization Maamiwi Gibeshiwin, an annual cultural revitalization and professional development camp to provide a platform for Indigenous people to reclaim their Anishinaabeg culture and for non-Indigenous allyship development.
Her career goals are to build stronger, more respectful and equitable relationships between Indigenous communities and natural resource industries through employment, procurement, operational inclusion, Indigenous cultural safety training and by teaching about Indigenous virtue ethics and contributions to the global engineering community.
Greater Sudbury is known for being the mining capital of the world, we wear it as a badge of honour but yet we are facing a serious skills shortage. During this panel discussion we will hear directly from those who have recently chosen a career in mining or a natural resource-based economy. Join us as […]