Shop First Nations & Nautsa’mawt FC Partner for Indigenous Market Event in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC – The Nautsa’mawt FC and Shop First Nations partnership is set to host an Indigenous market event in Vancouver, BC. The event will showcase Indigenous vendors and artisans, providing an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate Indigenous culture.

Nautsa'mawt FC Indigenous market event at UBC Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, BC
Nautsa’mawt FC

Nautsa’mawt FC, formerly known as Varsity FC, is a League1 BC club, which has undergone a rebranding to align with Indigenous values and promote the inclusion of Indigenous athletes, coaches, and staff. The club’s name is inspired by the Hulq’u’mi’num term Nautsa’mawt, which means “One Heart, One Mind.” This symbolizes a collective effort to create and nurture a pathway for Indigenous individuals in sport.

Presented by Shop First Nations, the Nautsa’mawt FC Indigenous Market Event Vancouver will take place at Thunderbird Stadium, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəyə̓m (Musqueam) people. Nautsa’mawt FC will play their home matches at the stadium this upcoming season. The market will feature a range of Indigenous vendors, including food trucks, artists, and craftspeople.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nautsa’mawt FC and host this Indigenous market event,” said Rob Schulz, President of Shop First Nations. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate Indigenous culture and support Indigenous businesses, while also promoting inclusion and reconciliation efforts through sport.”

Nautsa’mawt FC scarves

Attend the Indigenous Market Event

The Shop First Nations & Nautsa’mawt FC Indigenous Market Event Vancouver will take place on Saturday, May 6th, from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. All game tickets have been gifted by the team’s generous sponsors – to cover the cost of admission – to make the game accessible to all- especially large groups/teams and families! RSVP via our Facebook event to let us know you’re coming, but please note that entry is not guaranteed, so arrive early to secure your spot.

Shop First Nations Indigenous Market at Nautsa’mawt FC home opener.

For more information on the event, follow Nautsa’mawt FC on Twitter and Instagram, or Shop First Nations on Facebook and Instagram.


About Shop First Nations

Shop First Nations is an Indigenous-owned digital platform that enables Reconciliation through impactful consumer purchasing, e-commerce and digital marketing, and education initiatives. Our mission is to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis businesses by encouraging consumers to invest in Indigenous goods and services, and supporting such businesses in the digital economy while honoring the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to action.

You can follow Shop First Nations on Instagram, Facebook, or by joining our Facebook group for supporting Indigenous businesses in BC.

About Nautsa’mawt FC

Nautsa’mawt FC, formerly known as Varsity FC, is a League1 BC club owned by the Hope and Health For Life Society. The club’s brand identity and name were transformed in the spirit of reconciliation, inspired by the Hulq’u’mi’num term, Nautsa’mawt, meaning “One Heart, One Mind”. The club’s vision is to create and nurture a pathway through sport for Indigenous athletes, coaches, and staff to achieve their greatest potential and dreams. The club will partner with UBC Athletics for infrastructure and personnel support in 2023, training on the UBC campus and playing their home matches at Thunderbird Stadium. Nautsa’mawt FC is committed to promoting Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action to increase Indigenous representation in the Canadian sport system.

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