Jim Thunder: While leading his community of Buffalo Point First Nation as hereditary Chief for 30 years, Thunder transformed an empty land into a world-class vacation destination.
C.T. (Manny) Jules: Chief Commissioner and CEO of the First Nations Tax Commission.
Gregory Koostachin: An entrepreneur with 35 years of business leadership in his community Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.
Dave Tuccaro: Founder, President and CEO of Tuccaro Group of Companies.
Chief Clarence Louie: Elected Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band since 1985 and employer of hundreds of people at Band owned businesses.
Ruth Williams: CEO of All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) and has a 25 year history of leadership in social and economic development in the Aboriginal community.
Pita Aatami: President of Makivik Corporation and Chairman of First Air and Director of Air Inuit, both subsidiaries of the Makivik Corporation.
Mervin Dewasha: CEO of Neegan Burnside, an Aboriginal owned engineering firm and has been a leader in encouraging Aboriginal youth to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Jim Boucher: Chief of Fort McKay First Nation and Chairman of the Board of the Fort McKay Group of Companies.
Judith Sayers: Former Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation and current Co-Chair of the Island Corridor Foundation.
Nellie Cournoyea: Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and is a former Premier of the Northwest Territories.
Ron Jamieson: a Mohawk from Six Nations, Ontario, and former Senior Vice President of Aboriginal Banking at the Bank of Montreal.
Victor Buffalo: a Cree from Samson Cree First Nation, business leader and entrepreneur.
Harry Cook: Former Chief of Saskatchewan's Lac La Range Indian Band First Nation, who oversaw the exceptional success of Kitsaki Development Corporation.
Garfield Flowers: An Inuk from Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Fred Carmichael: A Gwich'in from the Northwest Territories and Aboriginal aviation pioneer.
The late Suzanne Rochon-Burnett: A Metis from Ontario who founded the first Aboriginal owned radio station.
The late Dr. Billy "Chief' Diamond: A northern Quebec Cree, and founder of Air Creebec.
Irvin Goodon: A Metis from Boissevain, Manitoba and founder of Canada's largest post frame construction company.