When the historic Wáglísla band store was lost to a fire in 2013, community members in Bella Bella responded with quick-thinking, hard work, and a lot of love to build a new commercial complex specially tailored to the needs of Haíɫzaqv People.
The purchase and renovation of a seafood processing facility has created a major economic driver in the coastal community of Lax Kw’alaams.
West Sea Otter Water Taxi, a community-focused small business is having a major impact for Wuikinuxv Nation by making travel affordable and getting members out on their territory.
Bella Guest Cabins—a small, locally-owned accommodation business in Bella Bella—showcases the growing success of Indigenous entrepreneurs in BC, and one of the ways Haíɫzaqv Nation is diversifying the coastal economy.
Through in-depth community consultations, the establishment of the k̓awat̕si Economic Development Corporation reinvigorated the economic heartbeat of a community.
A cultural tourism and marketing initiative developed by the Nisg̲a’a Lisims Government boosts tourism in the Nass Valley, raises the profile of its entrepreneurs, and reinforces the sovereignty and culture of the Nisg̲a’a Nation.
In BC’s remote Central Coast, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation is supporting the local economy and employment with its community-owned seafood company.
Ownership of their own forestry company has ensured the Haida are able to regulate logging activity on their land and protect important areas for the benefit of their people.
Homalco First Nation is recovering their culture and returning to their traditional territory while providing world-class bear watching and cultural tours.
Strategically investing in a processing plant has enabled K’ómoks Nation to expand their existing business, create local job opportunities, and produce delicious seafood.