Glenn has spent over forty years in the mining industry, mostly in early-stage mineral exploration. He owned and operated a geophysical and camp management company for many years, working with many indigenous communities in the Canadian north. He spent nine years as the Chief of his community, Missanabie Cree First Nation, before moving back into mining as an executive with Noront Resources, now known as Ring of Fire Metals.
Glenn has long been an advocate for sustainable, inclusive mineral development in Canada and globally for most of his career, focusing on building the capacity of local indigenous groups to participate more equitably in new and long-standing mining operations. Glenn continues to support indigenous groups in Ecuador, assisting in establishing businesses and building local and regional capacity.
Glenn served two years as president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the first indigenous person to hold that position. Glenn is also a board member of a publicly traded junior exploration company and a private company assisting resource development companies in meeting ESG reporting requirements.