Nine Indigenous entrepreneurs selected for support by EntrepreNorth – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201973 Views

Northern entrepreneur support program builds up Indigenous-focused tourism

Oct 08, 2019

Bobbi Rose Koe has dreamed of starting her own guiding business in the Peel watershed region since she was 16 years old and learning the ropes from her grandfather.

“It’s something that I’ve been dreaming about for a very long time. I told him, ‘Shitsii [grandfather], I’m looking to start a business in the Peel,'” said Koe, who is Tetlit Gwich’in from Fort McPherson, N.W.T.

Koe is one of nine entrepreneurs starting a nine-month program through EntrepreNorth, a project to help start up on-the-land tourism ventures and expand existing businesses.

Koe is looking to start her own paddling adventure company with local guides in the Peel watershed.

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