About Us

Indigenous-owned + operated construction company.

Our History

Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures was established in June 2015 as a labour workforce and in a few short years, has become one of the most diversified nation-owned construction companies in British Columbia. Our goal is to actively pursue and participate on major projects within and around our traditional territory in beautiful Hope, BC. As an Indigenous owned and operated company, we bring a unique perspective and local knowledge to everything

that we do. We are a driven, experienced team that is ready to execute during the entire project lifecycle- from pre-construction planning, to construction, to maintenance and to the operations period including ownership. Our goal is to bring diverse and sustainable economic development opportunities to our nation resulting in a strong and prosperous community for generations to come.

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Our Mission & Values

Taking care of our traditional territory and our people is always at the forefront of everything we do. We are committed to being good stewards of the land and will ensure all our work is completed with the highest level of environmental protection and safe practices in place. Our vision is to provide valuable economic opportunities and establish a sustainable and strong future for our nation and its people.

1. Empowerment

We promise not to be a spectator when industry comes in and out of our territory. We are driven to be a major leader and an essential asset on any projects.

2. Inclusive

We welcome guests to our traditional territory and will work with others in a respectful and meaningful way.

3. Equality

We treat everyone with the utmost respect. When you work with us, we consider you a part of our extended family.

4. Execution

We are ready to execute on any project, big or small.

Our Team is Majority Indigenous

At Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures, we prioritize employment opportunities for Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation Members and look to hire other local and Indigenous candidates on our projects. We are proudly the largest employer for Indigenous peoples within our traditional territory in Hope, BC.

Leadership

Alfred James

CEO

Land John

General Manager

Kayla

Executive Assistant

Dany Lakatos

General Foreman

Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures is wholly owned by Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation and manages all economic development activities within our traditional territory. Our people are the Stolo and Coast Salish People of the Tiyt Tribe. Our community includes 200 members with approximately 100 people living on our main reserve: Shxw’ōwhámél (Ohamil) I.R. #1 located in Hope, British Columbia.

To learn more about our history, please visit Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation website:

Collaboration

Our Expertise and Traditional Knowledge Will Strengthen a Project