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Salish Eye Productions is known as the Observer, and in Coast Salish culture, a Witness.

A witness is called upon to record events in history and to remember them for the future.

Salish Eye Productions is honoured to be able to work in our home and Coast Salish territory.


Our Story


We are an award-winning Indigenous-owned, digital media company that works with Indigenous-focused businesses from all industries.

Our mission is to create positive change for Indigenous People and build cross-cultural relationships by connecting people in a respectful and inviting way so that we can weave a shared network of understanding together.

We take on projects that inspire positive change for Indigenous Peoples through photography, digital film, and design. We help bring clients' ideas to fruition from concept to completion.


The ‘Salish Eye’ represents a First Nation perspective – seeing the world through our lens. Salish Eye Productions is rooted in Indigenous values and our actions are guided by traditional teachings: working with intent, respect, truth, honour for culture, and traditional ways of life. We are grateful to be located in our home on Coast Salish territory.

Our logo was created in collaboration between Tricia Thomas and late Coast Salish master artist, Gus Modeste from Penelakut Tribe. Watch, Tribute to Gus Modeste

Meet The Team

Our team is small, but mighty. As a small business, we understand the struggles of a small budget: our mission is to provide an affordable, artistic approach to marketing your message without compromising quality and creativity.


Tricia Thomas, MBA

Founder & Creative Director

Tricia is an Indigenous entrepreneur, facilitator, business coach, speaker, and a proud member of the Halalt (Xeláltxw) Nation. As Creative Director and founder of Salish Eye Productions, her mission is to create positive change for Indigenous People and build cross-cultural relationships through photo, video, design and communications. 

Tricia has an MBA in Sustainable Innovation from the University of Victoria, with a focus on Cultivating Indigenous Sovereignty through Solar Energy. She is a Assistant Teaching Professor at the Gustavson School of Business; Advisory Board member at The Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI); and, a Research Fellow at the Gustavson School of Business. She also serves as an Indigenous Relations Consultant and facilitator with organizations wanting to build meaningful relationships with First Nations in whose territories they live and work. 

Melainie Williams

Admin & Project Support

Melainie has been a part of the Salish Eye Productions team since 2014. She has many years of administrative support experience and public speaking training, and is a proud member of Cowichan Tribes.

Melainie supports the team on numerous projects and maintains smooth operational paper flow, and contributes to the overall office wellbeing.


Ken Barnes, MA

Video Editor | Drone & Camera Operator

Ken is an accredited photographer, licensed drone pilot and professional videographer and editor with many years of international experience producing and directing drama, corporate promos, music videos and documentaries focusing on environmental issues and innovators around the world.  He has a deep respect for Indigenous values as they are integral to his own values centred around living in harmony with nature.



Communication and understanding are most important when starting a new project. Our first step is to get to know the project and provide our clients with the time and space to share their vision and goals. We can then assist in the development of an effective plan to bring clients’ dreams to reality.

Whether we are creating a document design, or a complete photography/videography production, our process remains the same through all of our service categories. Bring your idea and we will help you get from original concept to final delivery!


8228-A Chemainus Road

Chemainus, BC 





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