Established in 2013, Glooscap Ventures is focused on helping our Glooscap family thrive.
As a company that is 100% owned by the Glooscap First Nation community, our role is to manage community businesses on behalf of Chief and Council, with the goal of facilitating growth and increased community capacity. The profit from those businesses is reinvested in ways that enable the community and its members to become more spirited and full of life with each passing year. Every day, we put our mandate first:
"Do something today that makes our community more prosperous than it was yesterday"
Our Core Values:
Do No Harm (to self, to others, the earth)
Carry the Good Forward (our heritage, skills and ideas)
Leave No Member Behind (young, old, near, or far)
Honour Nature's Gifts (land, animals, sea)
Be Considerate Partners (communicate, understand, share, compassion)
Our vision and contribution extends far beyond our own community. Through our efforts at home, we are working to create a model for First Nations' economic development that honours heritage, resurrects ancient wisdom and provides case studies that other communities can learn from and follow.
OUR BRAND MARK
Glooscap the hero and protector of the Mi'kmaw people.
Sweetgrass is a sacred plant used in Mi'kmaw ceremonies. It is thought of as the hair of Mother Earth, often representing love, kindness and honesty. It also has strong association to partnership and friendship,. Mi'kmaw tradition names sweetgrass as the sacred medicine of the East direction.
The canoe was the most important water craft used by the Mi'kmaq, including Glooscap's grand arrival. The canoe has remained a true symbolic icon of Mi'kmaw craftsmanship and artistic talent.
The eagle element is a symbol of many things including: respect, honour, humbleness, truth, love, natural power, strength, courage, wisdom and freedom; everything that is positive.
The whale/wave element has a prominent role in the many legends of Glooscap, including creating the shores and waves of our Bay of Fundy.