Kalum Ventures Ltd.

The History

With a desire for economic prosperity and employment opportunities Kitsumkalum pursued a venture that became the economic arm of the Kitsumkalum Band. In August of 2004 Kalum Ventures Ltd. came to fruition after months of planning and discussion. Kalum’s need for a forest license holder was ultimately the deciding factor in KVL’s existence.

 

In January of 2004 KVL signed a Forest and Range Agreement with the Province of British Columbia, thus inviting Kitsumkalum to apply for a forest license. In July of 2004 Kitsumkalum was awarded 400,000m3 of wood to harvest within their traditional territory over a five year term.

 

KVL was incorporated in August of 2004. Kalum Ventures Ltd. had the honor of developing the first forest license in the Northwest of any First Nations community. In December of 2004 KVL applied for and received their first forest license with the assistance of Northwest Timberlands.

 

KVL then established a working relationship with Cypress Forest Consultants and Main Logging. Cypress provided, and still provides, assistance with cut block layout design, engineering, GIS, site plans, reviews, and cutting permit readiness.

 

In January of 2005 KVL’s first two blocks were engineered by Cypress at South Douglas (CP1) and Little Cedar North (CP2). Main Logging then began harvesting and falling in April of 2005. KVL has since managed and harvested 13 cutting permits.

 

August 2014 marked KVL's 10th Anniversary. Read about this celebration in KVL's newsletter and find a history of material on the communications page.

Vision Statement

Kalum Ventures Ltd. is a First Nations company fully owned and operated for the benefit of Kitsumkalum Band membership. KVL will engage in economic development projects and businesses that will provide meaningful employment and where necessary, training. KVL will carry out all operations in a business like fashion and all operations will be conducted in a culturally sensitive manner.

 

Goals

  • To establish and operate a company that will engage in economic development opportunities that are consistent with the vision statement.
  • To enter into partnerships with government and business creating opportunities beneficial to KVL and Kitsumkalum members.
  • To project a positive business image and conduct business with the local community and neighboring First Nations.

 

Objectives

  • To improve the quality of life for Kitsumkalum people by providing economic opportunities and or meaningful employment.
  • To aggressively enter the economic community in the Pacific Northwest and create positive opportunities through KVL.
  • Make money
  • Respectfully honor the culture and existence of the Tsimshian peoples and especially of the Kitsumkalum by operating in a culturally sensitive manner.

KALUM VENTURES LTD. 2004-2015

            14303 Hwy 16 W | Ph: 250.635.8060 | Toll-Free: 1-888-635-8060 | Fax: 250.635.8062 | PO Box 922 Terrace BC V8G 4R2