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PostedSeptember 29, 2022
At the age of only one, Inez Cook, born in Bella Coola and a member of the Nuxálk Nation, was taken from her family and community. Now, as an adult, Inez is determined to reconnect with her community and her heritage. Known for her strength, resolve and commitment to community, Inez is an Indigenous leader, author, and owner of award-winning Salmon n’ Bannock, Vancouver’s only Indigenous restaurant.
In this episode — recorded on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) — Selena Woo, Host of the Women’s LEAD segment, speaks with Inez about her experience of finding her long-lost family, rediscovering her heritage, and rebuilding her identity as she integrates both the culture she was raised with and the culture she was born into.
Inez Cook, a proud member of the Nuxalk Nation and born in Bella Coola, is known for her determination, strong work ethic and commitment to community. She is co-founder and owner of the award-winning Salmon n’Bannock Bistro, Vancouver’s only First Nations restaurant. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia.
Ms. Cook is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken at: Xeni Gwetin’s kitchen opening, Young Entrepreneurs Symposium, SFU’s Aboriginal business students and UBC’s Department of Education. Currently, she addresses the students at Vancouver’s United Nations School and mentors other local young entrepreneurs.
For the past 28 years, Inez has also worked in the aviation industry for several airlines enabling her to live worldwide, including Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Chad, Nigeria, Indonesia and England.
As Vice President, Advisory Services – Associates & Operations, Selena leads the Wealth Planning Associates with purpose and positive intent to embrace a culture of empathy and excellence.
With over two decades in financial services, Selena brings passion and expert experience to her role at Nicola Wealth. Selena’s experience ranges from working for a mutual fund company servicing brokers and financial advisors to working alongside two Investment Counsellors at a large investment management firm servicing high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients, and most recently, working for one of Canada’s largest private investment management firms with a focus on institutional clients. A graduate of The University of Calgary, Selena graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She also holds her Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.
Selena is involved with Junior Achievement, providing business education to youth. She is also a member of the Nicola Wealth Women’s Speaker Series’ Steering Committee and the Social Committee.
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