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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