Beyond the brainstorm: this is what Ideas look like when they come to life, October 3, Business Start Up program Pitch Event

Cheer on the participants of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start Up Program (we've been profiling them here each week) at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Wednesday October 3rd, from 6:00-8:30pm. These dedicated community members and entrepreneurs have been working hard over the last eight months to develop their business ideas. Sharing ideas takes … Continue reading Beyond the brainstorm: this is what Ideas look like when they come to life, October 3, Business Start Up program Pitch Event

Launching into the writing business: profiling the Business Start-Up program’s Jill Patrick

Originally from N’Quatqua, Jill Patrick returned home in September after an extended world walk-a-bout pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Guelph, travelling through Europe, and working as a freelance writer in England. Now home, Jill is propelled by the urge to effect change and give back, using her language and writing skills … Continue reading Launching into the writing business: profiling the Business Start-Up program’s Jill Patrick

Entrepreneurs rising: Business Start-Up program students seed new ventures

The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) is a new program launched in early 2018 by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS)  in partnership with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). This program supports new business start-ups for locals from regional Indigenous communities including the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, Líl̓wat, Lower and Upper Stl’atl ́imc Nations. … Continue reading Entrepreneurs rising: Business Start-Up program students seed new ventures

Move over TED. Redx Talks are here. And their founder, Cowboy Smithx is speaking at the SLCC, March 28

Founded two years ago, REDx promotes stories of Resilience and Empowerment, while facilitating Discourse (REDx - silent x) around issues important to Indigenous people around the world. Creator and curator, Cowboy Smith, is speaking at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on March 28, 6:30pm = 8:30pm, to launch the Business Startup Program. Cowboy Smithx. REDx … Continue reading Move over TED. Redx Talks are here. And their founder, Cowboy Smithx is speaking at the SLCC, March 28

Anthropologist Dorothy Kennedy Recalls the Filming of Charlie Mack’s Lil’wat Canoe [Video]

Recently, the Pemberton Museum uploaded this footage of Lil'wat Charlie Mack steaming a cedar canoe. (A copy of the video was donated to the Museum by Wellness Almanac contributor, Lil'wat Cultural Technician Johnny Jones.) The footage was shot in 1975 by anthropologists Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy, whose book, The Lil'wat World of Charlie Mack, we reviewed earlier … Continue reading Anthropologist Dorothy Kennedy Recalls the Filming of Charlie Mack’s Lil’wat Canoe [Video]

Work In Progress: Cedar Weavers Holly Joseph, Bernadine Billy and Tanina Williams

Inner Cedar Bark from Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on Vimeo. Watch as QúQú Héy Yóóch -- "Bernadine Billy", Txwolt'malh -- "Holly Joseph" and n̓án̓attw Nkakúsene -- "Tanina Williams" work with inner cedar bark, in this video shot by the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. Great Hall Cedar Weavings in the SLCC As explained in … Continue reading Work In Progress: Cedar Weavers Holly Joseph, Bernadine Billy and Tanina Williams