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“It takes an entire village to raise a business to its feet and have it take flight…I honour you and I am proud to stand in circle with you.” Teara Fraser, Iskwew Air CEO, 2012 IBA Awardee  COVID-19 has changed the economic landscape but Indigenous businesses throughout BC are leading in remarkable ways and demonstrating their resilience, tenacity and ability to give back.   The Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program recognizes these businesses that are generating economic development opportunities, helping to create partnerships with industry, and shaping communities to build a prosperous economic future. Now, more than ever, it’s time to …

A Celebration of Applied Art + Design

What is applied art and design you ask?   As the 2020 Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design opens nominations for the program, it’s an important question to ask. Applied art and design is the intersection of design and function where the creation of beautiful pieces have practical applications. It’s seen in the svelte sofa of furniture designer Sholto Scruton, the soothing vessel shapes and finishes created by ceramicist Gordon Hutchens, the eco-friendly cork clothing of fashion designer Morgan Mallett and the transformative prosthetic leg covers of McCauley Wanner and Ryan Palibroda. These are just a few examples, all of whom also happen to be the awardees of …

2020 Fulmer Award in First Nations Art Launches – celebrating your ‘magnificent struggle’ #nominatenowbc

Today, as BC Achievement launches the 14th annual  Fulmer Award in First Nations Art (FNA), and our province moves forward with COVID 19 Phase 3 of reopening, it’s timely to consider the ever-current words of world renowned Tahltan and Tlingit artist, Dempsey Bob. During recent conversations with First Nations artists and their communities, we have heard that now, more than ever, we need to shine a light on excellence in First Nations Art. Dempsey, who is also the inaugural recipient of the FNA program’s lifetime achievement Award of Distinction, closed the 2018 Fulmer Award ceremony with a powerful address to all artists as to the importance of their …

Nominations open for the 2020 Indigenous Business Award program! #nominatenowbc

Nominations open today for the 2020 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program! Consulting with its many stakeholders, BC Achievement has heard one resounding response that now, more than ever, is the time to shine the light on ‘what is possible and what is positive’ for Indigenous entrepreneurs.    Alumni, such as Nene Kraneveldt (2019 Awardee), have shared their experiences and underlined that the ‘opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with individuals, families along with communities and Nations with a goal to inspire’ is key at this time and all are encouraged to nominate businesses for this year’s award program. We’ve heard many stories …

Tips on submitting a strong nomination #nominatenowbc

Online nominations open this month for three of BC Achievement’s award programs. Do you or someone you know, fit any of these categories? If so, nominate now!   Indigenous Business Award – Elevates excellence within Indigenous-owned businesses  Fulmer Award in First Nations Art – Celebrates artistic excellence in traditional and contemporary visual arts by First Nations artists.  Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design – Honours excellence in functional art and design   Here are some tips to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes to completing the nomination form.   …

Why Nominate?

June is Nominate Month at BC Achievement.   It’s important to elevate excellence through nominations for award programs – it raises awareness of the good things happening in our communities and inspires innovation, change and leadership. Nominating someone or their business for an award showcases their ongoing initiative, their dedicated commitment to their practice, their tenacity and their excellence in their chosen field. Nominating is a great way to demonstrate respect and gratitude for someone who achieves excellence in their endeavours and whose story can inspire others through this recognition.  What are the benefits of a successful nomination to an awardee? Most importantly, it helps raise the profile of the awardee and …