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Ellen Melcosky, the founder of a gourmet smoked salmon company, wants to see more young people in aboriginal leadership. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Ellen Melcosky, the founder of a gourmet smoked salmon company, wants to see more young people in aboriginal leadership.

(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

What two B.C. businesspeople see as the future of First Nations leadership Add to ...

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.

What lies ahead for aboriginals

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