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.
An entrepreneur with 35 years of business leadership in his community Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.
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.
CEO of All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) and has a 25 year history of leadership in social and economic development in the Aboriginal community.
President of Makivik Corporation and Chairman of First Air and Director of Air Inuit, both subsidiaries of the Makivik Corporation.
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.
Chief of Fort McKay First Nation and Chairman of the Board of the Fort McKay Group of Companies.
Former Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation and current Co-Chair of the Island Corridor Foundation.
Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and is a former Premier of the Northwest Territories.
a Mohawk from Six Nations, Ontario, and former Senior Vice President of Aboriginal Banking at the Bank of Montreal.
a Cree from Samson Cree First Nation, business leader and entrepreneur.
Former Chief of Saskatchewan’s Lac La Range Indian Band First Nation, who oversaw the exceptional success of Kitsaki Development Corporation.
An Inuk from Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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.
A Metis from Boissevain, Manitoba and founder of Canada’s largest post frame construction company.