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Phillip has been the Penticton Indian Band’s Lands Administrator for more than two decades. A well-known environmental activist in her community, Phillip has stood up against the Site C dam, Kinder Morgan pipeline, Ajax open-pit copper mine and the salmon farm industry, among others. She has co-organized various community forums to discuss safe methods of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy, including but not limited to Gathering of Eagles: Convergence for a Pipeline and Tanker Free BC and For Our Earth: Join the Movement to Stop Kinder Morgan.

In 2017, Phillip was awarded the Eugene Rogers Environmental Award from The Wilderness Committee for her decades-long commitment to preserving and protecting lands, waters and the environment for future generations.

Joan Phillip

Central Okanagan–Similkameen–Nicola
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