Paulette Flamond was honoured with the 2019 BC Indigenous Business Award of Distinction in recognition of her extraordinary efforts towards economic development and business in the Province. As Executive Director of the Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre for the past 17 years and owner of Scoop Clothing Ltd., Paulette Flamond leads by example and strives to improve communities by encouraging wellness, training and entrepreneurship. A self-described “servant leader” Paulette is a strong Métis woman whose style of leadership is evidenced in her support of women entrepreneurs and her dedication to social enterprises such as the Indigenous artists’ market. Paulette’s impact includes a 29-year board commitment to Indigenous business, including the Canada Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers, the Aboriginal Business Network, NEDAB Native Economic Development Advisory Board for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. From 2001 to 2019, she served on MIRR’s Council on Indigenous Women. In July 2019 Paulette joined the board of ICBC marking its first Indigenous appointment.