In March of 2021, local Splatsin students began a remarkable learning journey. Taking their ideas of ecologically-sustainable businesses, infused with their ancestral mores, values and culture, the students began working with a variety of instructors from Thompson Rivers University.

TRU’s Indigenous Tourism course brings together experts in business, finance, entrepreneurship, web design and marketing to assist its students to take their dreams of sustainable business and make them a reality.

In what could truly be a transformation of local economy, over 20 students have launched from the course into strongly-prepared business création. From E-Bike and kayak cultural tours to knowledge-keeper camping experiences, health and wellness stores to artisanal products and services, these students are set to re-create Enderby & District’s tourism industry.

By providing a multitude of ecologically-sustainable, culture-driven tourism venues in Enderby, these students’ endeavours will attract seasonal visitors and long-term economic engagement, adding layers of value to the District’s economic tapestry.

Check out photos from the graduation below, featuring graduates and course facilitators from TRU.

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