Blaine Favel is the founder and CEO of Kanata Earth; an indigenous owned cannabis company focused on genetics, nursery growing and organic cultivation. Blaine hails from the Poundmaker Cree Nation, where he served as Chief and Grand Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. Blaine is credited with starting the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and the First Nations Bank, two national firsts of Indigenous People entering new industries. He was more recently CEO and founder of One Earth Farms and One Earth Oil and Gas, and served as Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan until 2016. Blaine has a law degree from Queens and a MBA from Harvard Business School and has over 25 years experience in leadership in politics, business and academia.