Powwow Trail Coffee Inc. is an incorporated company owned by Joe Quewezance, Shane Gottfriedson and Mitchell Shuter. Joe, Shane and Mitch received support from All Nations trust company in 2017 to open the newest Tim Horton’s franchise located on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc reserve in Kamloops, BC.
Joe is a member of the Saulteaux First Nation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. Shane is a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and provides ongoing business development support, community outreach and assists with the operations of the business as needed. Mitch is a member of the Lower Nicola Indian Band and provides ongoing support with respect to the financial needs of the business.
Powwow Trail Coffee employs anywhere from 20-45 people with a focus on hiring local Indigenous youth. The retailer has been able to provide considerable employment opportunities to the local community. Powwow Trail is a welcome addition to the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc community.