Indigenous Peoples Entrepreneurship Award

Nominees in this Category

Nominations are posted after being reviewed by members of the Business Excellence Awards committee.

» Blackfish

Submitted What nominators are saying
75 days ago Blackfish have done an amazing job of building indigenous and industry relations and partnerships. The ingenuity and drive to develop new technologies that enhance business development in a safe and responsible manner cannot be commended highly enough.

» Continuous Learning Centre

Submitted What nominators are saying
59 days ago They help many people find and keep jobs

» Empire Tree Services

Submitted What nominators are saying
53 days ago Vern is kick ass and so professional. Here is a guy who turned his life around completely and is now an example to look up to. Empire is deserving of this distinction again this year for sure!

» Gat Leedm Marine

Submitted What nominators are saying
74 days ago Gat Leedm Marine is a locally owned and operated charter boat company that is First Nations owned and operated by Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla, partnered alongside one-third owner Tidal Coast Terminals. Gat Leedm Marine has a fleet of 4 charter vessels ranging in capacity of 12-46 passengers. They're services are diverse, and are capable providing whale watching tours, building and installing marine docks, and providing custom cedar sawmill services.

» Haida Fishing

Submitted What nominators are saying
75 days ago Real Jones has owned his charter business for over 10 years and has put so much time and effort into making his business successful. He is very professional, organized and integral. He is a class act and deserves to be recognized for his fishing charter.

» Moby Dick Pub

Submitted What nominators are saying
78 days ago Doug Larsen, an Indigenous man with strong roots in Prince Rupert has been running the Moby Pub since February 2018. He does this with integrity and kindness. He treats his staff and customers like family. He strives to make the Pub a safe and fun place to be. Doug is also a family man who gives back to his community whenever he can.

» Rupert Lawn and Garden Centre

Submitted What nominators are saying
69 days ago Owned by the local Nisga’a. Building a new cafe in Seal Cove!

» Shear Pleasure

Submitted What nominators are saying
59 days ago Marlene has successfully ran her shop 30 plus years and is advertently has been a asset to our communitys in Prince Rupert and Hiada Gwii. She does free shaves to ppl battling cancer my sis for one. Truly believe in her and admire her commitment to her clientele.
63 days ago Shear Pleasure is locally owned and operated by Marlene Mcintyre. As an indigenous First Nation business owner...Marlene has strong roots in the Prince Rupert community. Shear Pleasure has endured the ups and downs of this economy and persevered through it all. Shear Pleasure is the only salon that offers full services from head to toe. Marlene and staff will continue to offer a welcoming and professional service. I strongly believe that Marlene should get recognition for this’s long overdue.

» Sweet Creations Prince Rupert

Submitted What nominators are saying
72 days ago Her products are always on top notch , with good quality fresh cakes .
74 days ago Sweet Creations Prince Rupert is a home based business by Yolande Dudoward. The cupcakes, cakes and chocolate covered strawberries are gourmet! Catch Sweet Creations at the All Native Basketball Tournament before they sell out, or order online through the Sweet Creations Facebook page. The baked treats are always fresh, tasty, and creative! I love the winter/Christmas themed cupcakes, and order ahead of time for my Christmas parties.