James Delorme is the Director of Indigenext, an Indigenous Business Accelerator, and President of First Sky Media Group, an established social media innovator and multimedia producer in First Nations communities.
James has served as the elected Chief of Klahoose First Nation for three consecutive terms. In this role he guided economic development for his nation with a focus on innovation as a wellspring of reconciliation. Economic development projects he has been involved with include Jimmy Creek, the largest green, run-of-river hydro project in Western Canada over the last decade, and the creation of cultural tourism businesses.
James has also served on the board of the BC Assembly of First Nations, the Naut’sa Mawt Tribal Council, the Powell River Education Services Society, and the First People’s Cultural Foundation.
James has an extensive background in the tourism, construction and the forest industries. His focus has been to build capacity within his own community and strengthen strategic economic opportunities for Klahoose and other First Peoples.
James joined the Small Business Roundtable in 2018.