The Saulteau First Nations and West Moberly First Nations, with the support of Walter Energy Inc., established the Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery at the north shore of Moberly Lake, British Columbia, Canada in 2012 with a goal of being a leader in native plant propagation and distribution in the province.
Through a comprehensive seed collection process and an environmentally and socially responsible growth environment, we can provide top-quality native plants to our clientele while incorporating First Nations values and beliefs of healing the land and restoring balance to the earth.
The purpose of the nursery is to propagate and distribute native plant species for ecological restoration and remediation of mining and other industrial projects while incorporating First Nations values and beliefs. Through our use of native plants, we can ensure the long-term ecological health of British Columbia through the restoration of disturbed landscapes.
"The BC Aboriginal Business Awards program shines a spotlight on the important and expanding role of Indigenous business in the province," said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair. “The 2017 Awardees exemplify the best of vision, enterprise, resourcefulness and commitment while reflecting the diversity of Indigenous businesses contributing to the provincial economy.”
The BC Aboriginal Business Awards are presented by the BC Achievement Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and generously supported by New Relationship Trust, TD, Teck, BC Hydro, CN, Encana, Enbridge, MNPllp and Vancity.
The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed in 2003 by the Province of British Columbia to celebrate community service, arts, humanities and enterprise.
Marlene Aird, an elder from Saulteau First Nations, received an award from the RCMP for her years of dedicated service to her husband, Robert James Aird during his career as Staff Sargent for the RCMP. Marlene continues to provide long term health care in their home in Kamloops.
Congratulations Marlene .