Indigenous Business Network

Ch’nook’s Indigenous Business Network provides Aboriginal business and management students access to a variety of opportunities and resources to enhance their business education. Network registration is free and is open to full-time and part-time students studying at one of Ch’nook’s 25 Accord Partner Institutions as well as Ch’nook Alumni.

Ch’nook Indigenous Business Network opportunities include:

Ch’nook Scholars

  • Ch’nook recognizes Aboriginal business students studying in institutions across British Columbia who demonstrate personal and professional acheivements and have made contributions to university / college or community as Ch’nook Scholars
  • In addition to a $2000 scholarship, each Scholar receives expenses-paid attendance to two Provincial Gatherings, business cards, professional headshot, and many opportunities to meet industry professionals and network with other Scholars
  • Scholars must be full-time students and agree to uphold the Ch’nook philosophy of Achieve & Contribute
  • Apply to be a Ch’nook Scholar

Ch’nook Internships

  • Working with Academic and Funding Partners, Ch’nook arranges summer internship opportunities within various industry sectors throughout the province

Ch’nook Cousins

  • Ch’nook Cousins  seeks to motivate and inform Aboriginal high school students in grades 9 through to 12
  • promotes the benefits of pursuing careers in business, entrepreneurship and management
  • facilitates direct connections with post-secondary institutions, Aboriginal post-secondary business students and corporate partners to help  inform their education and career choices
  • Ch’nook Scholars participate as facilitators, role models and mentors during regional workshops
  • provides take-away skills such as time-management, scholarship application letters, budgeting

Ch’nook Provincial Gatherings

  • Ch’nook hosts two Provincial Gatherings a year that focus on Aboriginal business, leadership, networking, economic sustainability, traditional teachings, and professional development
  • The first Gathering of the academic year is held in Vancouver and the second Gathering is hosted by one of Ch’nook’s Regional Partners

Ch’nook Regional Partners

  • Ch’nook has established Regional Partnerships with Vancouver Island University, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of Northern British Columbia
  • Ch’nook works with its Regional Partners to deliver workshops and educational opportunities that resonate closely with local needs