Indigenous

Jun 21, 2022
Seaweed: The Ocean's Superpower
Jessica Kirby

Kove Ocean Foods is on a mission to improve human health, support coastal communities and heal the Earth, by creating the tastiest, most delicious and nutritious foods made with seaweed. Why Seaweed? Because it’s the Ocean’s superpower! It creates habitat, produces oxygen, captures carbon and improves marine ecosystems as it grows, while holding the powerful properties needed to provide nutritious food and ingredients and produce bio-packaging, natural dyes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, fertilizers and more. Ocean cultivated seaweed does...

Jun 20, 2022
Carry On: New airlines are filling the skies with competition—and lower prices
Charlene Rooke

As a sure sign that air travel is on the rebound, the skies are becoming more populated with no-frills, ultra-low-cost carriers—and competition means lower prices. Announcing its April YVR arrival with a cheeky commercial starring a fierce feline, Calgary-based Lynx Air...

Jun 16, 2022
The six recipients of the BC Reconciliation Award get creative with their messages
Rushmila Rahman

Just in time for National Indigenous History Month, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and BC Achievement Foundation announced the six recipients of this year’s BC Reconciliation Award, which celebrates reconciliation efforts in the province. A member of the BC Achievement...

Jun 10, 2022
How two Indigenous entrepreneurs are using the retail and music industries to get land back, for real
Alyssa Hirose

Most recording artists can point to a specific moment in music that changed their lives. For Dakota Bear, it was the premiere of 8 Mile, the 2002 hip-hop drama starring Eminem. “I didn’t really listen to hip-hop until I watched...

May 18, 2022
CBC's new podcast reveals hidden stories behind the unmarked graves on Penelakut Island
Rushmila Rahman

Ever since the Penelakut Tribe discovered some 200 child graves on the grounds of a former residential school last summer, Anishinaabe investigative journalists Duncan McCue and Martha Troian, along with journalist and producer Jodie Martinson, decided to bear witness to...

Apr 8, 2022
Feds commit almost $25 million in new funding for Indigenous tourism
By the Editors

For Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C. and across the country that have struggled during COVID-19, some financial relief is on the way. Yesterday, as part of Budget 2022, the federal government announced that it is committing $24.8 million over two years to...

Mar 31, 2022
By entering the tourism sector, the Xeni Gwet'in First Nation takes charge of its future
Andrew Findlay

Jimmy Lulua, chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government, will soon celebrate another milestone with his community. In June, the small nation opens Nemiah Valley Lodge, a guest ranch that marks its formal entry into the tourism sector in...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Indigenous Prosperity
Nick Rockel

They had no idea they’d end up working together, but Elaine Alec, Chris Derickson and Jessie Hemphill all saw a problem that needed a solution. Back in 2008, the three Indigenous founders of Alderhill Planning got involved in creating plans...

Mar 4, 2022
New digital mapping tool can help preserve Indigenous land and culture
Rushmila Rahman

Seeing is believing. Raw numbers have their power as an objective metric of change, but being shown that change with our own eyes is what really leaves a mark. That’s the philosophy behind Guardian, a new data preservation and land management...

Feb 1, 2022
B.C. digital marketing program joins forces with national charity to offer scholarships for Indigenous people
Saphiya Zerrouk

If you’re an Indigenous person looking to join the digital marketing industry, here’s a chance to get a headstart. Jelly Academy—a course created by Fort Langley–based Jelly Digital Marketing and PR—has partnered with national charity Indspire to offer 20 full scholarships...

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