While accolades are nice, we are most excited by the opportunity to share our vision and the journey of this project to serve as a learning opportunity for others. We believe this social enterprise model can be replicated by others, so we are happy to share our story as we grow.
(November 18, 2020) – Nawalakw Executive Director K’odi Nelson attended #CanStartupStories: Celebrating Indigenous Entrepreneurs a Virtual Speaker Event, featuring five Indigenous entrepreneurs and their stories, including:
Lucy Sagar – CEO, All Nations Driving Academy
Keiara Montgomery – Founder, Twin Feather Shop
Anita Pawluk – Founder and President at Racerocks 3D
David Plamondon – Team Guide, Pe Metawe Consulting
The event was hosted by StartUP Vancouver, presented by Futurpreneur Canada, and supported by SFU Venture Labs, Vancity Credit Union, Kwantlen Polytechnic University School of Business and Mastercard.
(November 25, 2020) Nawalakw was honoured with the 2020 Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA BC) Indigenous Project Award.
The EMA of BC awards recognize environmental managers and their project teams for their outstanding achievements in environmental management. The Awards are open to EMA member firms in the Province of British Columbia that have encouraged technological innovation, and the application of the principles of sustainability, safety, and quality.
Nawalakw is grateful to Hemmera Environmental Consultants, who nominated our project for the award. We believe in building a future that respects our connection to the land, air and sea, firmly rooted in our responsibility of stewardship. We acknowledge and prioritize the role of our environment as a critical foundation for serving the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and economic needs of our people.