Jim Thunder, the former hereditary chief of Buffalo Point First Nation in southeastern Manitoba has been inducted into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame.
Thunder joined C.T. (Manny) Jules of the Tk’emlúps Indian Band, British Columbia in being recognized at an event sponsored by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and ESS Support Services Worldwide (a member of Compass Group Canada).
Thunder held the role of hereditary chief of Buffalo Point First Nation from 1967 to 1997. Under his leadership, he drove the implementation of a long-term economic development plan for his community.
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Awards were presented at en event in Toronto this week.