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Welcome to our spotlight on Indigenous entrepreneurs. This collection of stories is a tribute to the inspiring and innovative Indigenous entrepreneurs who are making significant contributions to their communities and the broader economy.
In the face of unique challenges, Indigenous entrepreneurs bring resilience, creativity, and a deep-rooted respect for their heritage. They carry the legacy of their ancestors into the future, merging traditional knowledge with modern practices. Each business they establish serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, demonstrating what can be achieved with dedication, courage, and passion.
In this section, you’ll meet diverse Indigenous entrepreneurs from across the country – from artisans who are keeping ancient crafting techniques alive to innovators who are paving the way for the next generation. Their journeys are as diverse as they are, yet they all share a common thread of entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to their craft, and a commitment to strengthening their communities.
Our featured stories offer a glimpse into their unique entrepreneurial journeys, illuminating the spirit and strength of these remarkable individuals. You’ll learn about the origins of their businesses, their successes, and their ongoing efforts to contribute to their communities and the Indigenous economy.
As you dive into these captivating narratives, you’ll discover the deep connection that these Indigenous entrepreneurs have to their land, their culture, and their communities. This connection shapes their approach to business, infusing their work with authenticity and passion that sets them apart in their respective industries.
Supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs is an essential step toward economic reconciliation. By learning about, supporting, and celebrating these businesses, we contribute to a stronger, more diverse, and inclusive economy. We invite you to join us on this journey, discovering and supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs and helping to amplify their voices and their impactful work.
Discover the profound identity expressed through A Feather and a Stone, an Indigenous jewelry brand by Sheena Francis Olito. Embrace a captivating tapestry of Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, and Scottish heritage harmoniously woven into each unique jewelry design.
Owner, Carla showing off her sugar cookiesWelcome to Up the River Baking, an Indigenous-owned sugar cookie business located in Vancouver. Founded in June 2022 by Carla Anderson, Up the River…
More people should have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings and delve into the rich history embedded within the very ground that is trodden upon today. And who better to offer this insight than a local indigenous individual who was born and raised in Bella Coola?
Photographer: FAWN PORTER | Copyright: Fawn Porter (Fawn Porter (Photographer) With all of the pressures of parenthood right now, parents like myself are always looking for new ways to genuinely…
Yes that’s right! This Indigenous, female-led business got called to showcase its fashion designs at the 2022 Paris Fashion Week! We are thrilled to welcome Heidi Henderson and her business Dancing Chilkat to our Indigenous business directory.
Love the idea of gifting Indigenous Products to your loved ones (or yourself )this Valentine’s day? We’ve got a list of sweet treats, hot fashion, steamy bath products as well as mental health services from Indigenous vendors across turtle island.
Our list of Indigenous holiday gifts is here! Just in time for gifting season!We would love you to try some new Indigenous brands to support so we have compiled our…
Chef Tammy recognized her passion involved feeding people and making them happy through food.
Paul Biglin, co-president alongside Sean Harding went through a tough start in the beginning. They were told they would never survive, next to the Starbucks and Tim Hortons of the world. What they found out though, was that if they could stay in the game long enough, their customers would be fiercely loyal. To prove that, Spirit Bear Coffee is currently in 50 hotels and resorts nationwide. Their goal is to work with every nation across Canada.