ANNOUNCING THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION LEONARD G. (LEN) FLETT BURSARY IN BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
In recognition of his extraordinary leadership and years of service as Chair, the Board of Directors of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation established the ‘Leonard G. (Len) Flett Bursary in Business and Commerce.’ Mr. Flett became a member of the Board in 1990. He first served as Chair from 1997 to 1999 and then again from 2004 until 2010, when he announced his retirement. He continues to serve as a member of the Board.
Len Flett is a member of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation at Big Trout Lake, Ontario. He had an extensive 42-year career in retail management with the Hudson’s Bay Company and The North West Company. As Vice-President for The North West Company he was responsible for the company’s capital assets and the development of business in Canada's north. He retired from the Company in 2005. Mr. Flett was active with the Board of the Me-dian Credit Union in Winnipeg for over 20 years and is currently active with the Board of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments in Toronto. He is a member of the Order of Canada. He received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Business and Commerce in 2002 in recognition of his work which spurred economic development and job creation on many reserves across northern Canada.
The Board invites those companies and individuals who would like to join in recognizing Mr. Flett’s valuable contribution to the advancement of aboriginal achievement to contribute to this bursary. It will be awarded annually to a deserving First Nations, Inuit or Métis student studying in the field of business and commerce.