Acknowledgements

September 17, 2019

Lower Nicola Indian Band Chief Aaron Sumexheltza, councilors Leona Antoine, Connie Joe, Lesley Manual and Harold Joe acknowledged and awarded Kru Melissa Moses for her contributions and work she brings to the First Nations communities. Culture Revitalization Coordinator Hank Yamelst hand drummed a beautiful and powerful song in honour of Kru Melissa Moses. 

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Nominations

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award

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 KRU Melissa Moses was nominated for the 27th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards by Louise Grenier, who is truly amazed by her hard work and dedication. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award is the premier nation awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. It is an honor in itself just to be nominated. 

BC Indigenous Business Award

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 Former Lower Nicola Indian Band Chief Aaron Sumexheltza nominated indigenous owned martial arts business "Nicola Valley Muay Thai" for the 2020 BC Indigenous Business Award (IBA) Nicola Valley Muay Thai is the founded and owned by Lower Nicola Indian Band member Kru Melissa Moses, she is the first female indigenous Muay Thai instructor to be certified by the Sport Authority of Thailand and the Naikhanomtom Association in both Canada and the United States.