Jim Macleod, President, J.A.Macleod Exploration Services and EnviroCree
Jim MacLeod is the winner of this year’s Skookum Jim Award for Aboriginal achievement in the mineral industry. Jim is receiving the award for his strong leadership on the environmental impact of the mining sector and his work advocating for more education and training programs for Aboriginal youth within the industry. He is a pioneer in mineral exploration and environmental impact and from the beginning recognized the link between mining and environment, and the importance of managing the relationship. Founder of the Mistissini Geological Resources Centre, Jim has worked closely with Aboriginal communities as a consultant on projects and training in mining exploration. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cree Mineral Exploration Board, and Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association.