On February 2, 2016, at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown Toronto, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) honoured the two newest inductees in its Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF): Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan, who received CCAB’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jacob Pratt, Creative Director of Wambdi Dance, also from Saskatchewan, who received the 2016 National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award. Both awards are founded and exclusively sponsored by ESS Support Services, a member of Compass Group Canada. Also joining the award winners that evening were Olympian and Aboriginal activist Waneek Horn-Miller, who acted as event MC, and NHL hockey legend Reggie
Leach, who was the keynote speaker.
(Pictured from l to r: Reggie Leach, Chief Darcy Bear, Jacob Pratt, Waneek Horn-Miller, and JP Gladu)