Marianne Nicolson is a well-known mixed media artist who utilizes painting, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, and installation to create modern depictions of traditional Kwakwaka’wakw concepts.
As an artist of Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations descent, Marianne’s training encompasses both traditional Kwakwaka’wakw forms and culture and Western European based art practice. She has exhibited widely in Canada and throughout the world since 1992 and has been vocal on issues of Aboriginal histories and politics arising from a passionate involvement in cultural revitalization and sustainability. Her work, A Lament for National Histories, questions the status of international agreements/treaties and the land jurisdiction these agreements reflect.
Tseax (See-ax) Development Group is a consulting firm that provides strategic business advice to the private and public sector. Art Mercer, President and CEO, lives by the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” and has rendered it into a business development approach that focuses on supporting partnerships between industry and Indigenous entrepreneurs while advocating for training and apprenticeship.
Nechako Valley Animal Health Services provides quality veterinary care to pets, horses and livestock while offering outreach programs that focus on animal health and well being in remote and under-served rural and Indigenous communities in northern BC. Dr. Cori Stephens has built her clinic from a one vet to two vet practice; diversified the services offered; and reached out to areas that are in need due to lack of qualified professionals in northern BC.