For last Saturday's Focus section, eight successful aboriginal professionals were asked about future challenges and the direction of the Assembly of First Nations. Among them were Ellen Melcosky, a smoked-salmon producer from Shuswap, and Erica Ryan-Gagné, who runs a salon on Haida Gwaii.
When asked about signs of hope, both women were enthusiastic about attending aboriginal achievement awards ceremonies and being inspired by like-minded people there. Click through to the full article featuring all eight interviewees below.
Story continues below advertisement