Embracing Technology for the Squamish Nation’s Economic Prosperity

Embracing Technology for the Squamish Nation’s Economic Prosperity

Remote Work

Technology has become an integral part of our society, bringing about significant changes in the way we live, work, and connect with the world around us. In the realm of economic growth, technological advancements offer a wealth of opportunities for enhancing productivity, efficiency, and innovation. For the Squamish Nation, harnessing the power of technology is […]

Jennifer Podmore Russell joins Nch’ḵay̓

Jenn’s strategic visionary outlook, paired with her deep understanding of the real estate
market and development through a creative mindset, will be an asset as we further refine
Nch’ḵay̓’s strategy and approach to real estate development in the greater Vancouver
area and Squamish Valley.” Said Mindy Wight, CEO. “Jenn also demonstrates a keen
understanding of our values as an organization, which is essential to our ability to grow
our team and work collaboratively with the Squamish Nation and Hiy̓ám̓ to deliver on

Indigenous Business Success: Essential Resources and Support for Squamish Nation Entrepreneurs

Indigenous Business Success

Navigating the Indigenous business landscape can be challenging, particularly for entrepreneurs seeking to establish successful, competitive ventures while preserving their cultural values. To help support and guide Indigenous entrepreneurs, Nch’ḵay̓ offers an array of critical resources and tools specifically tailored to the needs of Squamish Nation business owners. With these resources, Nch’ḵay̓ empowers Indigenous entrepreneurs […]

Nurturing Skills and Entrepreneurship among Indigenous Youth


The youth of any community represents its future, carrying forward its culture, traditions, and values. For the Squamish Nation, empowering the next generation with the skills, knowledge, and resources to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment is crucial for long-term sustainability and economic resilience. By nurturing skills development and entrepreneurship among our youth, we can […]

Strengthening Indigenous Communities Through Education


Education serves as a pivotal driving force for economic development in Indigenous communities. Recognizing its importance, Nch’ḵay̓ has developed an array of programs and initiatives that provide essential educational opportunities and foster skill development for the Squamish Nation. As an engine for growth and empowerment, the organization’s educational strategies are crucial in building a thriving, […]

How Sustainable Business Practices Benefit Indigenous Communities

Sustainable Business Practice

Indigenous communities have long held a deep connection with their lands and resources, with sustainability and environmental stewardship being at the core of their cultural values. As the world shifts towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly business model, it becomes crucial for Indigenous communities to capitalize on this transition to foster economic growth while preserving […]

Sustainable Economic Development in the Squamish Nation

economic development

Sustainable Development — a term that has gained considerable importance in recent years, addressing the need for a balanced approach to economic growth, social progress, and environmental protection. For the Squamish Nation, embracing sustainable development is not simply a trend but an essential component in fostering economic resilience and empowering our community to thrive for […]

Discover Squamish Nation’s Heritage: Developing Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

Tourism holds immense potential as a driver of economic development, community growth, and cultural preservation for Indigenous communities. For the Squamish Nation, developing sustainable tourism initiatives rooted in the Nation’s rich cultural heritage presents a unique opportunity to generate income, create jobs, and enhance community well-being. As the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation, […]

Nch’ḵay̓ Quarterly Update Fall 2023

Fall is in the air and the Nch’ḵay̓ team is reflecting on our mission and
commitments as we celebrate the abundant change and innovation that have marked this last season. Keep reading for key updates and stories about our major projects and initiatives, as well as a sneak peek in

Exploring the 7 Key Principles for Indigenous Economic Development

Indigenous Economic

Indigenous economic development is a multifaceted concept that goes beyond merely enhancing the income generation capacity of indigenous populations. It encapsulates the aspiration for self-determination, social justice, and cultural continuity, along with the objective of economic growth. With that in mind, let’s outline seven key principles that should guide any indigenous economic development strategy.  These […]

Integrating Sustainability & Economic Development in Indigenous Communities

economic development

The Nch’ḵay̓’s unique approach to integrating sustainability and economic development in Indigenous communities has successfully demonstrated that it is possible to achieve significant growth without compromising the natural and cultural values held dear by the Squamish Nation. By creating a healthy balance, Nch’ḵay̓ serves as a beacon of inspiration and guidance for other Indigenous communities […]

Investing in the Renewable Energy Sector with the Squamish Nation and Nch’ḵay̓

Squamish nation

The global transition towards renewable energy sources brings immense potential for both economic development and environmental sustainability. As a forward-looking Indigenous community, the Squamish Nation is committed to embracing this trend and investing in renewable energy projects that foster sustainable economic growth, energy security, and environmental stewardship. As the economic development arm of the Squamish […]

The Driving Force Behind Nch’ḵay̓’s Success in the Squamish Nation

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At the heart of the Squamish Nation’s economic development lies Nch’ḵay̓, a visionary organization established in 2018 to spearhead the Nation’s business endeavours. By developing, managing, and owning the active businesses of the Squamish Nation, they create lasting economic and social impact for their community while maintaining the essential separation of business and politics. A […]

Attracting Investment for the Squamish Nation’s Economic Development with Nch’ḵay̓


Attracting investment is vital for the growth and long-term economic development of any community. For the Squamish Nation, promoting and securing investment within its active businesses and prospective ventures is crucial not only for economic prosperity but also for preserving cultural values and creating a lasting legacy. As the economic development arm of the Squamish […]

Strengthening Squamish Nation Small Businesses

Squamish Nation

Small businesses are crucial to the cultural and economic prosperity of the Squamish Nation, often serving as vital sources of income, job creation, and cultural expression. Recognizing the significance of these enterprises, Nch’ḵay̓, the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation, is deeply committed to providing the necessary resources, support, and guidance to ensure their […]

Driving Sustainable Economic Growth within the Squamish Nation through Nch’ḵay̓’s Initiatives

squamish nation

The Squamish Nation has a unique opportunity to drive sustainable economic growth through the innovative efforts of Nch’ḵay̓, established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation. Nch’ḵay̓’s mandate to develop, manage, and own the Nation’s active businesses helps maintain the critical separation of business and politics in the community. This distinction […]

Advancing Youth Opportunities in the Squamish Nation through Nch’ḵay̓ Programs


Educational and employment opportunities are integral to the long-term prosperity and well-being of the Squamish Nation, particularly for its youth. Acknowledging this importance, Nch’ḵay̓, the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation, is dedicated to implementing and supporting programs that create a diverse range of opportunities for young members of the community to thrive. Established […]

Uncovering Sustainable Business Opportunities in the Squamish Nation

Squamish Nation

Sustainable business practices have become increasingly important as communities worldwide acknowledge the need for a balance between economic development, environmental protection, and the preservation of cultural heritage. As the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation, Nch’ḵay̓ is committed to promoting innovative, environmentally responsible business opportunities within the community. Established in 2018 with a mandate […]

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security within the Squamish Nation 


A strong and self-reliant local food system plays a crucial role in enhancing community resilience, fostering economic growth, preserving traditional knowledge, and promoting environmental stewardship. For the Squamish Nation, investing in sustainable agriculture and enhancing food security aligns with the Nation’s long-term goals for ecological balance, self-determination, and cultural preservation. As the economic development arm […]

Empowering the Squamish Nation Workforce through Nch’ḵay̓’s Development Initiatives

Squamish Nation

Nch’ḵay̓, the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation, has been making significant strides in contributing to the growth and well-being of the community ever since its establishment in 2018. By fulfilling its mandate to develop, manage and own the active businesses of the Nation, Nch’ḵay̓ creates a robust and sustainable economic environment for the […]

Nch’ḵay̓ Quarterly Update Summer 2023

Summer’s here and the team at
Nch’ḵay̓ keeps exploring new ways
of cultivating generational wealth
and well-being for the
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh people. Every day
we’re working to develop the
Nation’s assets through building
economic security and prosperity
for current and future generations.

Exploring the Economic Growth Benefits of Indigenous Business Development with Nch’ḵay̓

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The Squamish Nation’s cultural heritage is a vital part of its identity, with traditions handed down through generations. Nurturing and preserving this cultural heritage is essential for the heart and soul of the Squamish Nation and a powerful driver of economic development. By supporting the cultural economy, Nch’ḵay̓, the economic development arm of the Squamish […]

Development Potentials Across Squamish Nation’s Reserve Clusters


The Squamish Nation, a group of Indigenous peoples from the Pacific Northwest Coast, has recently announced plans to develop 350 acres of reserve clusters, including half of the North Shore of Vancouver.  The First Nation aims to generate wealth from its lands, as the region has done for the past 150 years. As a real […]

Our Guide to Starting a Business in Squamish

Squamish, Canada

Nestled between the picturesque mountains and the ocean, Squamish is a vibrant and growing community with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit. Not only is it an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, but it’s also becoming a hub for businesses ranging from tech startups to artisan bakeries.  If you’re considering starting a business in Squamish, this guide will provide […]

A Look at the Origin of Art Supplies

art supplies

If you’ve ever stared at a blank canvas, armed with a paintbrush and a creative vision, you know that art is as much about the tools as it is about the talent. But have you ever wondered where these magical instruments of self-expression came from? Well, wonder no more! Let’s take a delightful journey through […]

Living Your Best Life in Squamish: Tips and Local Insights


Squamish, British Columbia, is a small town located in the heart of the Sea-to-Sky Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, Squamish has become a popular destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers. If you want to live your best life in Squamish, here are some tips […]

Discover the Top Squamish Neighbourhoods for Your Next Home


Nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Squamish is a stunningly beautiful community located just 45 minutes north of Vancouver. Known as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” Squamish is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering incredible opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and more.  In recent years, Squamish has […]

Building Wealth: Why Real Estate Development Matters

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Real estate development plays a crucial role in shaping the landscape of our cities and towns. It is an essential aspect of the economy, creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing the quality of life for millions of Canadians.  But what exactly does real estate development entail, and why is it so important?  In this article, […]

2022 Winter Update Newsletter

On November 5th, we hosted the first Nch’ḵay̓ Annual Gathering. It was a fantastic evening sharing food, stories, and fun with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh members in both the Squamish Valley and North Vancouver