Indigenous

Nov 29, 2022
It's a Good Thing: This new MBA program at UVic puts Indigenous reconciliation first
Matt O'Grady

In boardrooms across Canada, in any given moment there’s a discussion ongoing about this organization’s commitment to Indigenous communities or that company’s action plan for reconciliation. A lot of the initial interest—before Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission—was spurred by the...

Oct 13, 2022
10 gifts and experiences by Indigenous creators to awaken the holiday spirit
Rushmila Rahman

Winter is coming, and with it, the season of giving (and receiving). Not a bad time to think about how we can make someone’s day with mindful purchases and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way. Following Canada’s...

Oct 3, 2022
8 businesses and leaders recognized in BC Achievement Foundation's Indigenous Business Awards
Rushmila Rahman

In its annual recognition of Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs breaking new ground in the local economy, Vancouver-based awards body BC Achievement Foundation is celebrating eight B.C. organizations and changemakers for its 14th Indigenous Business Award (IBA) in partnership with the Ministry...

Sep 30, 2022
Indigenous voices highlighted in 7th annual Sustainable Production Forum
Nathan Caddell

The seventh year of the Sustainable Production Forum will look quite different from years past. That’s partly due to the fact that the most recent couple of years have seen the conference, which focuses on accelerating sustainability in the motion...

Sep 30, 2022
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Today is Canada's second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is meant to honour the lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools, as well as their families and communities. For non-Indigenous folks, it’s a designated day to reflect...

Sep 9, 2022
Teal Jones partners with the Pacheedaht First Nation to grow their role in forestry
Rushmila Rahman

With a lot of firms extending an olive branch to Indigenous communities around Canada in the past few years, private forestry company Teal Jones claims to have been working on First Nations business development for multiple decades. The family business, which...

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...

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