k’awat’si Economic Development Corporation

Coast Funds/Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations


Decades after a government relocation of two First Nations separated them from their homelands and means of subsistence, the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations began developing a plan to return their community to economic self-sufficiency by creating an economic development corporation.

Project Outcomes:

  • The corporation operates seven distinct businesses and employing over 130 employees during peak time
  • Investing in skill development, commitment to strengthening culture, businesses enhance env't