Who is Iskum?

About Us

Iskum Investments is an unprecedented modern partnership of B.C. First Nations from across Vancouver Island and the B.C. coast. We formed Iskum Investments to explore economic opportunities of scale that will create new revenues and provide a better quality of living for our citizens/members. With these opportunities, we aim to foster economic reconciliation while also ensuring economic certaintytaking hold of our future for the benefit of all Canadians.

Evolution of Investment

Advancing Economic & Environmental Reconciliation

We understand the business and investment communities are struggling with the pace of change. We are here to support new opportunities and new ways of thinking in this transformative journey. Advancing economic and environmental reconciliation and supporting First Nations’ decision-making authority, self-determination and economic independence is not easy, but we are all here to stay.

of our

Partners in Tomorrow

Incorporating First
Nations Values

Our leadership team is a skilled, committed group of business experts and thought-leaders, focused on building an inclusive economy and re-invigorating investment in coastal value-added, forest product manufacturing and beyond. We are actively seeking business partners and approaches that support these goals.

Our Name

Holding True to Tradition

Iskum means ‘to take hold of’ in the Chinook trade language of coastal Indigenous peoples. Prior to colonization, trade networks extended along the west coast of North America – throughout B.C., north to Alaska and south to California. These trade networks were made possible by waterways – including rivers, oceans and lakes – and the common language of trade, Chinook.