Buffy Handel

First Nations Economic Development Specialist

Nour Private Wealth


Meet Buffy:

Buffy Handel is a member from St Theresa Point First Nation and successful award-winning entrepreneur, educator and speaker whose vision is strong in purpose. She is currently completing several books, working on the expansion of her multiple businesses and non-for profit organization, as well as other ventures in Canada, US and Europe. 

Buffy has always been connected to culture, and business, allowing her to create connections with her everyday life and her international travel. She has extensive experience in the arts, culture, public speaking and business. She has also been a reporter for popular Canadian radio, TV and newspapers as well as featured performer for Native American dance tours in the US, Europe, South America and North America. Buffy has participated in signature events such as the Juno Awards (Canada), Folkloriada (South Korea), the European Grammy Awards (France), the PAN AM games and the Vancouver Olympics (Canada) and has performed in Las Vegas (USA). 

Buffy is most recognized within Canada and internationally for her unique approach to the business and culture. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals, who in return can become “in-motion-setters” in their own work place, community and environment. She has established methods for being reconnected and remaining close to the human and spiritual ways of life. She has mentored thousands of youth for more than 2 decades based on the theory of applying First Nations/Native American traditions to mainstream mannerisms. Her unique and rare upbringing has given Buffy an intuition like no other. 

Through many of her personalized seminars, workshops and presentations that are educational and inspirational, Buffy has developed a unique approach of opening a beautiful way of life. With 28 years experience in the business world, she can conceptualize the balance on how one can have a healthy and successful life connected with security and wealth. She also has a private mentoring practice for hand-selected participants based on a 24 hour / 7 days a week approach. Buffy has guided these young adults in areas such as spiritual, physical, emotional and mental balance and skills. These young adults have far exceeded expectations in becoming active role models and recognized mentors themselves. Buffy feels that they are a part of what she knows is her life’s purpose. Her investment in the 7 generations ahead will have a positive impact on community, health living and lifestyle. 

Buffy dedicates her award, “Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal” to the youth development First Nations communities and her Woman of Distinction award to all women wanting to succeed in their entrepreneurship endeavours.

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