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Chief Darcy Bear

Chief Bear has been widely-recognized
 for his economic, business and cultural achievements. He was a recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan in 2005, he was named
 one of the “Ten Most Influential People”
 by Saskatchewan Business Magazine and was awarded the CANDO “Economic Developer of the Year” in 2006. In 2009, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian ... Read More »

Allison Barlow

Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH ’97, MA Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, as a core part of its mission to raise the health status and autonomy of American Indian people to the highest possible level, is committed to providing national leadership in training American Indian and Alaska Native scholars in health care and public health science. With leadership from faculty ... Read More »

SPORTS

KENT BROWN From Fisher River Cree Nation, in Manitoba,Kent started boxing twenty plus years ago. His hero growing up was Muhammad Ali, and that is what started his interest in the sport. He grew up in the north end of Winnipeg,a very dangerous neighborhood with drugs, alcohol and gangs. Of course, there were good times too, growing up with cousins ... Read More »

Winston Wuttunee

Small Business Winston Wuttunee is an Internationally-known Cree entertainer. well known in the Native community for 40 years, he has travelled throughout Canada, US and overseas, entertaining Prime Ministers and Royals alike. He has wowed audiences as a singer, keynote speaker, and comedian. From the Red Pheasant First Nation, Eagle Hills Saskatchewan, Winston is fluent in Cree, English, French, and ... Read More »

Strong Movers

Small Business An Ojibway from Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba, Kelly was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At age seventeen and having obtained Grade 10, he joined the Army for three years. Then he joined the rest of his family (brothers and father) working for CN Rail as a labourer and machine operator. Kelly was married at the age of 23 ... Read More »

Mother Earth Essentials

Small Businesses Carrie Langevin has always loved skin care. She studied cosmetology and worked in the spa at the Sawridge Hotel in Jasper, Alberta. After her first two children were born, she went back to school and became a teacher. At Amiskwaciy Academy, in Edmonton, Alberta many of her students reminded her of when she was in high school and ... Read More »

Victor Buffalo

Victor S. Buffalo OC, AOE, LLD (hon), BAT (hon), Cree “It’s the resource wealth of Canada that made it the way it is, Lumber, fish, oil: the resources of this country. There’s got to be an equitable distribution.” Victor Buffalo is a respected Alberta leader and entrepreneur. His pioneering work has helped First Nation businesses across Canada to prosper and ... Read More »

Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Winnebago Tribal leaders founded Ho-Chunk, Inc. in 1994 with $9 million in casino profits and a single employee Lance Morgan; a Harvard educated attorney and a Winnebago Tribal member. While the corporation started with passive investments to build an investment portfolio, the need for Tribal member job opportunities required the company to build viable business enterprises on the Reservation. Those ... Read More »

Dave Tuccaro

Entrepreneur, President – Tuccaro Inc. Group of Companies Mr. Tuccaro is a member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation in Fort Chipewyan and is the president and CEO of seven successful companies. Dave’s personal commitment and the purpose of these companies is to “Create opportunities for aboriginal people at every level of education and every level of employment.” The foundation ... Read More »

Tammy Beauvais Kanienkehaka

Tammy Beauvais Kanienkehaka, Turtle Clan, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist and Entrepreneur born in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. A well-travelled Indigenous woman who is very fortunate to have been raised with her people, the Haudenasaunee, Tammy left her community in 1990 after the Oka Crisis (a 78 day armed standoff that traumatically affected her community of Kahnawake). In search of healing and ... Read More »

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