First Nations possess an abundance of human capacity, natural resources and cultural heritage. These assets provide the foundation on which lively and sustainable communities are built. By leveraging these assets, First Nations can develop and maintain thriving economies while preserving local culture.
Nanwakolas Council Scallop Seed Supply and Demand Assessment and Funding Plan
Researchers: Jeff Svanhill
This project continues the Nanwakolas Council’s prudent research-led approach to establishing aquaculture operations by assessing options for scallop seed supply, determining a research partner for pilot grow-out projects and technician training, and forming a plan to fund the research.
Revitalization of Salmon Hatchery and Restoration of Wetlands
Researcher: Kartik Manghnani
The Revitalization of Salmon Hatchery and Restoration of Wetlands Project is providing the GFN with a strategy for updating the Hartley Bay Hatchery facility, which has not been updated since its inception in 1982, and ensuring that the hatchery remains in operation since it is such a vital part of the region and the Gitga’at peoples.
‘Namgis Nation Tourism Development Strategy
Researcher: Judith Bosire
Working in partnership with the Nanwakolas Council, Sauder S3i was engaged to examine the challenges and opportunities that exist in developing cultural tourism for the ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay.
A Guide to the Intertidal Clam Aquaculture Business in British Columbia
Researcher: Jeff Svanhill
A Guide to the Intertidal Clam Aquaculture Business in British Columbia aims to provide First Nations and coastal communities with a straightforward overview of what it takes to get started in the clam aquaculture industry.
Scallop Aquaculture Strategic Roadmap
Researcher: Kelly Masson
The Scallop Aquaculture Strategic Roadmap aims to provide First Nations communities with a straightforward overview of what it takes to get started in the scallop farming industry. The guide takes readers through the steps of assessing the opportunity, planning the operation, and executing a pilot project.
Project lead: Chris Hild
There is a pressing need for sustainable energy options for First Nations communities. In collaboration with Coast Opportunity Funds, Sauder S3i has developed the ‘First Nations Renewable Energy Roadmap’ based on feedback from communities along BC’s central and north...
Nisga'a Business Incubation Centre Development
Nisga'a Tourism Strategic Planning
Tsatsisnukwomi Village Tour Business Plan
DMT Fisheries Business Planning & Clam Gardens Feasibility Study
Mamalilikulla Qwe'qwa'sot'em Tourism Strategy
Lil'wat Nation Agricultural Strategy
Clayoquot Sound First Nations: Green and Culturally Appropriate Residential Housing
Gingolx Village Economic Profile
Nanwakolas Council Society Forestry Sector Research
Nanwakolas Scallop Aquaculture Opportunities Analyses
Gitga’at Nation Hydro Development and Economic Opportunities
Gitga’at Nation Community Hydro Project
HEDC Fish Plant Feasibility Study
HEDC Bella Bella Airport Analysis
HEDC Freight Company Assessment
HEDC Commercial Centre Development Survey
HEDC Banking Service Investigation
HEDC Fuel Company Business Plan Development
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