Indigenous Leader of the Year

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Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom (2019)

2019 Indigenous Resource Leadership Award Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom, Woodland Cree First Nation, Treaty 8 Chief Isaac Ausinis Laboucan-Avirom of the Woodland Cree First Nation, Treaty 8 is a dedicated husband, father, family member and leader. He was recently re-elected to his third term as Chief of his Nation and was on council for one term…

Jessica Vandenberghe (2018)

JESSICA VANDENBERGHE Indigenous Community Consultant and Project Engineer, Urban Systems Ltd. The 2018 Indigenous Resource Leadership Award is presented to Jessica Vandenberghe, Indigenous Community Consultant and Project Engineer at Urban Systems Ltd., in recognition of the extensive efforts she has undertaken outside of her formal work to promote understanding and education with Indigenous peoples, particularly…

Audrey Poitras (2016)

Audrey was elected as the first female President in 1996, becoming the longest-serving President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA). This is a strong statement that displays the trust and leadership she has gained. Audrey has been a strong advocate for Métis rights and will continue to move the Métis rights agenda forward with…