EDEDA would like to welcome the White Buffalo First Nations Co-operative, a Splatsin-created co-op designed to provide a mutual support network for First Nations’ business startups. This unique concept has grown out of the successful Splatsin-TRU Indigenous Tourism Course, hosted by Splatsin Band and Thompson Rivers University. The Co-op is proud to announce its incorporation as an official co-operative organization as of October 1, 2021. It will be seeking members of the local Splatsin band and other interested parties to apply for membership, and to sit on its permanent board in the coming months.

The Co-operative will provide ongoing support, advocacy and education opportunities for its members, as well as an advertising platform for First Nations and other local businesses which support First Nations’ businesses and economic development.

Shannon Brignall, Splatsin member and President of the Co-op, says she thinks “The Co-op will change the way we as First Nations entrepreneurs connect with each other, and the world.”

You can learn more about White Buffalo First Nations Co-operative at the link below. Subscribe to the Co-op newsletter for latest news on local indigenous businesses in our area, learn about membership in the co-op for business owners and private citizens, and donate today to support First Nations’ economic development in our local community!

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