Vancouver based restaurant captures national Indigenous culinary tourism award

 By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It’s a good thing that perseverance is one of Inez Cook’s traits. Cook, a former flight attendant who retired last year after more than three decades in the business, opted to become a restaurant owner back in 2010. Cook, a member of Nuxalk Nation in British Columbia, opened Salmon n’ Bannock shortly after the 2010 Winter Olympics began in Vancouver. The restaurant is on West Broadway, one of Vancouver’s best-known streets. “The Olympics were coming and it was a good time to do it,” Cook said. “I’ve lived all over the world and met all the cultures.” But there was one major problem. Visitors from around the globe who were taking in the Vancouver Olympics did not flock to Cook’s restaurant. That’s because while…

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