Gilakas’la! (Welcome, come with all that you are!)
Terri & Ken Mack, and the Team at Strong Nations, welcome you with all that we are!
Strong Nations opened their doors in July 2010, in the basement of our home. We have since moved to a bricks and mortar location in Nanaimo that is now accessible to everyone. Our online presence has grown to a point where we are now considered to be one of the largest authentic Indigenous bookstores in North America. It is with commitment and passion that we continue to bring the best authentic Indigenous resources to all.
In 2012, Strong Nations began a publishing house. By 2017, we now have over 150 titles that we have published. We are also translating all of our books into French and work with Indigenous communities to license our books for Indigenous language translations.
Terri Mack, Kay Kwee Kway Kwa, is a member of the Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation. Terri had worked within Aboriginal Education for 20 years, 17 within the public system of Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District and then with Stz’uminus First Nation as the Community Literacy Coordinator for 3 years. During her career within education, 16 of those years have been dearly dedicated to literacy initiatives around the province of B.C., having worked in partnership with SFU, VIU, and many school districts.