First Nations

Mar 19, 2021
5 Questions: Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis, Squamish Nation councillor and spokesperson
Nathan Caddell

How much has the Squamish Nation changed since you were first elected councillor in December 2009? When I first got elected, it was right on the eve of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Everybody was happy—it was celebratory times, our nation was...

Jan 27, 2021
Kelowna’s Candice Loring is on a mission to advance Indigenous businesses and communities
Nathan Caddell

After graduating from UBC Okanagan with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in psychology, Candice Loring spent some time working in finance in West Kelowna before she went back to school. Well, kinda. Loring switched career paths to...

Jan 4, 2021
Kelowna animator Harley Knife wants to see more Indigenous representation in the industry
Nathan Caddell

For Harley Knife, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life was the easy part. That came at a young age, watching Sailor Moon on the couch. Pursuing a career in animation from a Saskatchewan reserve proved to be...

Nov 5, 2020
Ask a Leader: Crystal Smith puts the health and safety of her community first
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Crystal Smith is chief councillor of the Haisla Nation, a key player in the...

Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

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