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Indigenous Leaders

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These stories about leaders from Indigenous communities who stand out for the industry contributions they’re making across Northern Ontario are made possible through the continued support of North Star Air as part of our Northern Ontario Business Leaders Program.


<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Gerry Brandon delivers culture in the cuisine

Indigenous Leaders: Gerry Brandon delivers culture in the cuisine

Haileybury Indigenous restaurant reopens its doors for the first time since the pandemic outbreak
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Sagamok artist drawing global accolades for traditional designs

Indigenous Leaders: Sagamok artist drawing global accolades for traditional designs

Tracy Toulouse has something to say — and fashion lovers are listening
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated>  The successes and pitfalls of industry partnerships

Indigenous Leaders: The successes and pitfalls of industry partnerships

Mining partners maintain good relationships and trust are ongoing processes
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> First Nation chiefs look to shape their communities' future by forging ties with industry

Indigenous Leaders: First Nation chiefs look to shape their communities' future by forging ties with industry

'We're not here for handouts anymore. We want to earn our keep,' says Fort William First Nation's Peter Collins
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Lifelong approach to learning fuels tourism leader's advocacy

Indigenous Leaders: Lifelong approach to learning fuels tourism leader's advocacy

Kevin Eshkawkogan envisions a future in which Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs play an equitable role in economic development projects
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Entrepreneurship will lead Indigenous communities out of the 'social trap'

Indigenous Leaders: Entrepreneurship will lead Indigenous communities out of the 'social trap'

NACCA CEO Shannin Metatawabin believes the path to First Nations well-being and prosperity is federal investment in Indigenous economic development
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Harvey Yesno strives for greater First Nations economic participation and self-sufficiency

Indigenous Leaders: Harvey Yesno strives for greater First Nations economic participation and self-sufficiency

Former NAN chief brings Indigenous perspective to exploration company's board of directors
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Tina Sheridan looks to lift up Indigenous entrepreneurs

Indigenous Leaders: Tina Sheridan looks to lift up Indigenous entrepreneurs

Founder of CreeQuest Corp. has Canada-wide ambitions for her Indigenous mining services company
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> Advocating for Indigenous economic empowerment

Indigenous Leaders: Advocating for Indigenous economic empowerment

Jason Rasevych joins Deloitte in advancing First Nation economic reconciliation
<updated>Indigenous Leaders:</updated> 'The power of learning'

Indigenous Leaders: 'The power of learning'

Melanie Debassige encourages Indigenous youth to pursue skilled trade and STEM careers