Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Learn more about our prospering graduate businesses and the experiences of some of our past participants of the I-ACE programs. Discover their entrepreneurial journeys and the positive impact they are making in their communities.

Alumni Testimonial: 
Jamin Zuroski

Jamin Zuroski shares in a video testimony about how the ACE program provided him with the connections, knowledge and tools needed to pursue his passion for artwork. 
"This program really helped me build confidence and take the leap of faith to follow my passion full-time."
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About Our Past Participants!

Laurence Knowles

NW-ACE & A-ACE Graduate
Sculptor, Carver, Artist

Aileen Hans

NW-ACE Graduate
Haida Gwaii Scooter Rentals
Transportation Rental Service

Lyle R. Campbell

NW-ACE Graduate
Carver, Artist

Brian Brown

NW-ACE Graduate
Checker's Pizza Restaurant
Unique Flavours 

Sheri Latimer

NW-ACE Graduate
House of Arts and Supplies
Art Gallery and Supplies

Laurie Anderson

NW-ACE Graduate
Soul Path Portraits Alternative &
Holistic Health Service

Trenton Gravelle & Michelle Bryant-Gravelle

NW-ACE Graduate
Silver Grizzly Transportation 
Luxury Transportation Service

Marlene Liddle

Haida Owned and Operated
Juuxiigandaa (Roaring Tide) Sea Salts
Sustainable Food Production

Patrick Shannon

Haida Owned and Operated
InnoNative Multimedia Production and Design

Ralph McBryan

LD-ACE Graduate
Traditional Storyteller &
Knowledge Keeper

James Cowpar

Haida Owned and Operated
Haida Style Expeditions 
Ecotourism/Guided Recreation


  Karen August

LD-ACE Graduate
Medicine Wheel Monuments Monument and Funerary Services


Shane Maurice

LD-ACE Graduate
Equinox Wilderness Adventure
Tours, Ethnobotany, Education


Daphne Maxime

LD-ACE Graduate
Daph's "Crafty" Touch
Art and Design


Pamela Wilson

LD-ACE Graduate
Tagila Consulting Health and Wellness
Health and Well-Being


Peggy McBryan

LD-ACE Graduate
Peggy's Touching Souls Healing Arts
Health and Well-Being


Anetha Kashuba

LD-ACE Graduate
I'm a Mom 101
Life Skills Workshops and Blog

Dana Foster

NW-ACE Graduate
The Women's Online Network
Communications, Social Media

Sharleen White-Davidson

Haida Owned and Operated Graduate
Shar's Mobile Cuts'n Nails
Mobile Hairstyling, Manicures

Nikki Villeneuve

NW-ACE Graduate
Raven Prints
Printing Services

Shawn Nanaquewitang

LD-ACE Graduate
Iron Eagle Safety
Construction Safety

Jaimie Davis

NW-ACE Graduate
Jada Creations
Authentic Indigenous Wearable Art
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