Haida Gwaii Art Shop

Yvette Carol Adams is a Haida from the Tsâ aahl Laanas clan and took part in Aboriginal BEST on Haida Gwaii in 2011. “I create and design my own work: pendants made of yellow cedar, red cedar, yew wood, devils club, alder, beads from the same kind of wood as the pendants, earrings, red cedar hats, yellow cedar hats, regalia, cedar roses, prints, and bentwood boxes.

“I intend to make a living off of my work, to be the best that I can be, and learn as much as I can before my time comes. In the Haida language there isn’t a word for ‘I can’t.’ I always strive to create a piece I would be proud of, no matter how much you think you know, there is always more to be learned. I am currently working out of my home, and I’m very happy that I finally have my web site up and running, the next step is to open
an actual gallery.”

Mountain Sky Soaps

Mountain Sky Soaps www.mountainskysoap.com Raynald Losier and Nina George started the family business in 1993 to stay home with their kids, Malaya Mountain and Rahel Sky. Mountain Sky manufactures soaps, massage bars and lip balm for the company and for private labels. Mountain Sky Soap maintains seven jobs with a production that has increased from 320 soaps per week at its beginning to about 6,000 today in peak production times. With their products in stores from Victoria to St John’s to Yellowknife, Mountain Sky is a true Canadian success story.

Success Stories

Some of the Many Other Success Stories

Angel of the North Artworks
Anita Bryant
(Manufacturer wooden bed frames)
Belly Bean Imaging
Better Bookkeeping
BeYOUtiful Salon
Bizzie B’s Cleaning
Camilano Native Art
Charles Construction Safety Services
Chinook Song Catchers Entertainment Group
Clayton Goodfellow
(Georgia Street Media)
Coast Salish Environmental
Cody Electric
Creative Journey Studio
Culture Performance Film
Darrell Kelly West Coast Artworks
Delicious Business Catering and Consulting
Desiree Dumont
(Native Designer and Retail Art Store)
Elizabeth Alexander (Sta’tlimc Social Networker)
Erica-Cut and Nailed (Winner of BC Aboriginal Business Award, 2014)
First Nations Centre of Excellence Ltd.
Forest Raine Cleaning Company
Free Spirit Pottery
Got Salish
(Award-winning Carver)
Heather Bears Beading Supplies Store
Hook, Line and Sinker
Keeleela Yoga
Keylela House
(Workshops and Wellness)
Knownwell Productions
Leer Faye Espresso Kitchen
Marilyn McKee
Marilyn Mon Rose Florist
Modern FormLine

Nahanee’s Aboriginal Woodcraft
Nahowlitch Native Art
North West Coast Native Art
PR Joseph Construction
Pure Beauty
Pure Creations (Clothing)
Raven and Hummingbird Tea Co.
Rez Apparel
Rez Berry
(Food Manufacturer)
Rhea Williams (Artist)
Rivers Consulting
Robin Titian
(Clothing Design)
Sabrina Sam (Seamstress)
Salish Spirit (Carver)
Salon 235
Seabreeze Takeout
Shellene Paul Consulting
SkyRide Cycle
Sky Spirit Art Studio
Smoke Signals Flagging
Splashing Eagle
Tara Daley, Gypsee Designs
The Capilano Tea House
Thunderbird Filing Management Systems
Tipi Mountain Native Plants
(BC Aboriginal Business Awards Winner)
Tony and Bernice’s Bead Supply
T’sala Spa
Village Green Landscaping
Vina Brown – First Yoga
Wolf Pack Designs