COLLABORATION —- RESPECT —– RECONCILIATION
ADRIAN BEAVERBONES (CO-FOUNDER)
Adrain is from the O’chiese First Nations Band in Alberta. A soft heart that is inspired to help all First Nations in Canada to break down barriers to health care. Hobbies include Country Music, pho and Pow Wows.
JOHN SU (CO-FOUNDER)
John started this company with his partner Adrian Beaverbones from the O’chiese band in Alberta in January 2019. In Spring of 2021 John expanded out to Vancouver. John’s passion is to create, collaborate and engage with people. His dream is to expand Indigenous Innovations Canada into every city through out Canada that has a large First Nation’s population.
JANARAE TOM (HEALTH ADVOCATE)
My name is White Falcon Thunder Women from Navajo Nation, my English name Janarae Tom in Navajo means strong woman. Originally from Flagstaff Arizona, I moved to Canada 30 years ago. I’m a Health benefits advocate with Indigenous Innovations since 2019. Before joining the team, I didn’t know what is available on my status card to enhance or maintain my health needs. Health has always been important to me and I’m honored to support others to with their health needs. It’s a great feeling to see changes happening every day for our First Nation clients who have been struggling and feeling alone. I’m overjoyed to see our community getting stronger and healthier.
KELLY WHITE (RESIDENT ELDER)
Kelly White is an Elder from Salish Nation, a teacher and an advocate in the Vancouver and lower mainland for many decades. She has joined Indigenous Innovations YVR as resident Elder and provides cultural wisdom and guidance.