ABM is my family’s business. I am 18 and currently attending the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, a two-year, pre-university school for international students who live, study and learn together. Part of the United World College Movement, we are determined to make a difference in the lives of others and the world.

I am the future.

I am an Indigenous woman, raised in my Coast Salish community of Tla’amin, taught by my grandmother and committed to my culture. I am the product of an entrepreneur and a community leader. Self-determination is in my DNA. I am on my way to a university education and by the time I am done, I will have real power to do good things with.

At that point, I will return to the ABM Network which is comprised of you:  business people and community leaders who do ethical business to create economic opportunities which benefit me and my peers.

Attending ABM means that you support Indigenous business.

This translates into more family businesses like mine because being self-determined is our natural state and we are returning to that place one way or the other.  Your active engagement at ABM accelerates this process.

In my mind, that is reconciliation.

Thich’ala (Ace Harry)