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YVR and NEC declare ‘We are One’ partnership

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Native Education College (NEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), deepening the relationship between the two organizations and marking a significant step toward fostering cultural understanding, educational empowerment, and reconciliation. As part of the agreement, NEC will provide annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training sessions for Vancouver Airport Authority employees. At […]

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Iskwew Air to begin Vancouver-Qualicum Beach service

Iskwew (pronounced Iss-kway-yo) Air has announced its first scheduled service between Qualicum Beach Airport and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The decision to begin flights to Qualicum was made after overwhelming support was received from residents of Qualicum Beach, Qualicum First Nation and the surrounding area, who were consulted through surveys and a community engagement session […]

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Iskwew Air, Canada’s first Indigenous, woman-owned airline

On September 21, 2018, YVR welcomed Iskwew Air (pronounced “Iss-Kway-yo”) Canada’s first Indigenous, woman-owned airline. Iskwew—the Cree word for woman—celebrates the reclamation of womanhood, matriarchal leadership and language. The welcome event, which took place at YVR’s South Terminal, featured a blessing from elders of Musqueam Indian Band, on whose territory YVR resides, along with comments […]

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