First Nations Business

Breeding Success Through Partnerships

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First Nation entrepreneur, James Walkus from the Kwakuitl Nation, has had incredible success growing his multi-generation, family-run business – James Walkus Fishing Company. He is passionate about what he does, and is proud to have his children and grandchildren working on one of the seven boats in his fleet.  

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First Nation entrepreneur, James Walkus from the Kwakuitl Nation, has had incredible success growing his multi-generation, family-run business – James Walkus Fishing Company. He is passionate about what he does, and is proud to have his children and grandchildren working on one of the seven boats in his fleet.  

Small Business Week Profile - GNN Marine Services

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GNN Marine Services, a First Nations business in Port Hardy servicing the aquaculture industry, is among the thousands of Canadian independent businesses being celebrated during Small Business Week, Oct. 19-25, 2014.  Having been in business for three years and working with salmon aquaculture client Marine Harvest Canada since 2012, GNN Marine Services has also successfully been running a training program for their band members who have their Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certification.

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