2023 Winner: Indigenous-led Entrepreneurship and Contribution to Knowledge
Winner: Chief Calvin Bruneau – Papaschase First Nation (PFN)
Initiative: Enhancing the Nation’s ability to apply land stewardship initiatives through advanced technical products and services
Finalist: Environment/ Water, Aerospace Innovation
PFN is a First Nation Urban Reserve whose members live within the Edmonton Region. PFN has created the governance and structure to provide products and services related to the safety and well-being of its members and all manner of life living in the Edmonton Region.
Papaschase Security Services are presently providing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as Drones, services to a diverse client base seeking technical enhancements in the areas of emergency management, security operations, sustainable monitoring of environment/water/air, mosquito abatement, inspections, education, recreation and competitive sports to name a few.