Lana Eagle wins PDAC award


Lana Eagle headshotLong-time CIM member Lana Eagle is being celebrated for her ability to help companies create a dialogue and build relationships with Indigenous communities. The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) will give her its Skookum Jim Award at their 2018 convention in March because of her well-respected work as an aboriginal relations strategist, particularly in the mining, materials and minerals sector.

The award, named after the aboriginal leader of the group that discovered the Yukon Klondike goldfields, is given to people who have made exceptional contributions to a Canadian Aboriginal-run business involved in the Canadian mining industry. As a member of CIM’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, executive director of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business and chair of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia’s Aboriginal Relations Committee, Eagle is undoubtedly deserving of this commendation. 

Eagle is a sought after consultant and speaker due to her deep understanding of Indigenous issues, and, as a member of the Whitecap Dakota Nation, she is also a wonderful role model for Indigenous youth.