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Glooscap Ventures

Established in 2013, Glooscap Ventures 100% owned by Glooscap First Nation, one of Nova Scotia's thirteen Mi'kmaq communities.


As the investment arm of Glooscap First Nation, we are dedicated to creating economic growth and sustainability for the community through strategic investments and partnerships across various sectors is focused on helping our Glooscap family thrive. 


The profit from those businesses is reinvested in ways that enable the community and its members to become more spirited and full of life with each passing year. Every day, we put our mandate first: 

"Do something today that makes our community more prosperous than it was yesterday"

Our Core Values:

  • Do No Harm (to self, to others, the earth)

  • Carry the Good Forward (our heritage, skills and ideas)

  • Leave No Member Behind (young, old, near, or far)

  • Honour Nature's Gifts (land, animals, sea)

  • Be Considerate Partners (communicate, understand, share, compassion)

Our vision and contribution extends far beyond our own community. Through our efforts at home, we are working to create a model for First Nations' economic development that honours heritage, resurrects ancient wisdom and provides case studies that other communities can learn from and follow.



Glooscap the hero and protector of the Mi'kmaw people. 


Sweetgrass is a sacred plant used in Mi'kmaw ceremonies. It is thought of as the hair of Mother Earth, often representing love, kindness and honesty. It also has strong association to partnership and friendship,. Mi'kmaw tradition names sweetgrass as the sacred medicine of the East direction. 


The canoe was the most important water craft used by the Mi'kmaq, including Glooscap's grand arrival. The canoe has remained a true symbolic icon of Mi'kmaw craftsmanship and artistic talent. 

The Eagle

The eagle element is a symbol of many things including: respect, honour, humbleness, truth, love, natural power, strength, courage, wisdom and freedom; everything that is positive. 

The Whale/Wave

The whale/wave element has a prominent role in the many legends of Glooscap, including creating the shores and waves of our Bay of Fundy. 

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Recent Glooscap First Nation Recognitions: 

Financial Management System Certification (2019)  - Presented to a First Nation community who demonstrate good fiscal management and governance. 
Lt. Gov. Community Spirit Award (2018) - Awarded to a Nova Scotia community who exemplifies community spirit
 National Economic Developer of the Year (2017) - A national annual award presented to a First Nation who leads the country in new economic development and shows strong growth in community development. 

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