Jarret Leaman is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Magnetawan First Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Human Resource Management with a minor degree in Native Studies from Trent University, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations through the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University
Jarret was awarded The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers for his work in the Indigenous and LGBT2S communities. As official Canadian honour, Jarret was awarded this by the Governor General of Canada on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Jarret is currently the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Akawe Technologies and the Founder of the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology. Jarret is also a successful entrepreneur with his business Ayaabe Management, where he works with Indigenous talent in the entertainment industry.
Jarret has been recognized as a national Indigenous leader as one of the Huffington's Posts Top 3 Indigenous Millennials in Canada and was selected to participate on the Governor General Leadership Conference in 2017.