Buy Local from Indigenous-Owned Businesses

When you buy local, you help build stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services, and credit unions, just to name a few. So many Indigenous-owned businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Indigenous Entrepreneurs of BC businesses keep your community strong!

The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C.

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated on June 21 each year as a way to recognize and celebrate the many achievements of the country’s Indigenous peoples and how they have helped shape the country we live in today. This day also shines a light on the distinct cultures and traditions of Indigenous communities across BC:

  • On Vancouver Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke, W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples, the K’ómoks First Nation, including Sathloot, Sasitla, leeksun, Puledge, Cha’chae, and Tat’poos Peoples, Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, Quw’utsun, and Tla’amin First Nations.
  • In the Lower Mainland, the traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), QayQayt First Nation, Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen First Nations, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Stó:lō Nation.
  • In the Cariboo region, the traditional and unceded territory of the T’exelcemc and Tsq’escenemc.
  • In the Thompson-Okanagan region, the traditional and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux People, Syilx Peoples, Secwepemc Nation, Simpcw territory St’at’imc Nation territory that includes Nxwisten, Ts’kw’aylacw, Sekw’el’was, Lil’wat, Chalath, T’it’q’et, Xaxl’ip, N’quatqua, Xa’xtsa, Skatin, and Samahquam.
  • In the Kootenay region, the traditional and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa, the Kinbasket (Secwepemc), Syilx, and Sinixt Peoples.
  • In Northern B.C., the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Haida, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Haisla, Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en, Tahltan peoples, and on Treaty 8 territory, lands of the Sicannie, Slavey, Dene and Dane-Zaa, Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis. And with Yukon University in Whitehorse on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

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Sponsors & Partners



Salish Soils

Salish Soils is a resource recovery center located on the Sunshine Coast on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the shíshálh Nation. They take waste residuals including fish, biosolids, green waste, food waste, wood waste, and turn them into value-added products, as... Continue reading »

Massy Books

Massy Books is in Vancouver, B.C., on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Massy Books is a funky retail destination in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood... Continue reading »

Raven Reads

Raven Reads is located in Kamloops, B.C. on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (Interior-Salish Secwepemc (Shuswap) speaking peoples). Raven Reads was born when Founder and Owner, Nicole... Continue reading »

Sweetgrass Soaps

Sweetgrass Soaps is located in Coquitlam, B.C. on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). Sweetgrass Soap uses natural and organic ingredients. All products are vegan and contain no... Continue reading »

Bangin’ Bannock

Bangin’ Bannock offers a convenient dry mix of Bannock – just add water and cook! Bannock is a beloved cultural Indigenous fried bread. This delicious family recipe makes approximately 8 servings per bag, enough for... Continue reading »

Cloud 9 Gluten Free

Cloud 9 Gluten Free was founded on the desire to provide the local celiac community with certified, tastier food. What they did not realize at the time was that there was a larger community looking for... Continue reading »

Kettle & Hive

Kettle & Hive is an Indigenous-owned local business based out of Victoria, B.C., and semi-finalist of the 2021 Pow-Wow Pitch. Trish and her husband work together full-time in the company to make Continue reading »

Sḵwálwen Botanicals

Sḵwálwen Botanicals (skwall – win) is an Indigenous business creating botanical skin care products. Honouring traditional Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge, we incorporate sustainably harvested plants and organic, high quality ingredients. Our wild plant ingredients are harvested in a... Continue reading »

Aboriginal & Eco-Tours

Aboriginal & Eco-Tours offers you authentic Aboriginal cultural and eco-tourism experiences in and around Vancouver, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast. We also offer on-line Live virtual tours via Zoom, including corporate tours for your employees. Our First Nation guides will share ancient and... Continue reading »