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.
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 an Instructor at the Gustavson School of Business, and a founding Board member and Chair for the WISE (Wellness and Indigenous Sustainable Economies) Centre. 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.
Annie has been a part of the Salish Eye Productions team since 2015. She is a writer, editor and designer who loves empowering people by documenting their stories in scripts, web content, speeches and other publications. A member of the Indigenous community by marriage, she has had the opportunity to walk in both worlds over the past 45 years. She is honoured to share her learning with Indigenous and mainstream organizations.
For 18 years, Annie was instrumental in establishing the Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC’s collection of national resources and communications. She is proud to have played a key role in developing The LOVIT Way, [<thelovitway.ca>] a holistic cultural evaluation system for Indigenous Early Learning programs.
As Managing Editor, Annie is a senior member of the dynamic team at Salish Eye Productions and Tumuxw Communications.
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.
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.
Cass has worked in publishing and marketing for over 20 years. She is passionate about creating meaningful digital content that tells each of Salish Eye Productions client's stories in the best light. Much of her work is focused on sustainability and the environment.
Cass likes to carefully nurture her projects from start to finish and has a strong understanding of creating an authentic message that resonates.
Drone & Camera Operator
Isaac is a trained drone pilot and a proud member of Penelakut Tribe. He has experience working in television and ensures that Salish Eye Productions keeps images and videos connected to each message while navigating through complex air space.
WHY WORK WITH US?
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!