C H E E K B O N E B E A U T Y “It started with a dream back in 2015 where I dreamt of these little Indigenous girls and they were covered in lip gloss, and they were laughing and had the...

EntrepreNorth runs Indigenous-centered business education programming for entrepreneurs in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. EntrepreNorth is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform, a national Canadian charity dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity. The idea of EntrepreNorth was born in 2017...

Green Future Industries is all about sustainability. Founded in British Columbia by Steven Teed in 2017, Green Future Industries is using hemp and its derivatives to create greener communities. “We looked at the challenges of living on reserve like housing, lack of career opportunities, lack...

The NationFUEL Initiative is leading the way toward Indigenous inclusion in the fuel and energy industry. Launched in 2016 by Dale Tsuruda, NationFUEL partners with First Nations to develop responsible and safe fuel/energy businesses for their communities. Tsuruda, a member of the Spuzzum First Nation,...

PLATO Testing is working to bridge the Information Technology industry and the Indigenous economy for the benefit of both. PLATO, which stands for Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization Inc., is a software testing company launched by Keith McIntosh that operates across Canada. “In 2015, I was...

Raven Indigenous Capital Partners is providing the resources and expertise necessary to power the reconciliation economy. They are Canada’s first Indigenous financial intermediary, an Indigenous-led impact investing firm that bridges the space between private capital and Indigenous businesses through an Indigenous lens. “What we bring...

Shopify is helping Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada and New Zealand achieve success without leaving their communities and without sacrificing their values or potential profitability. Meyer is a Mètis mother, teacher, artist, entrepreneur, and intrapreneur currently living and working on unceded Algonquin territory. She has cultivated...

The Spirit Healthcare Group of Companies (SHG) is designed to create an economic platform to assist in the transformation and control of Indigenous healthcare by establishing an Indigenous presence in the healthcare industry. “Our people have been users of the healthcare industry in Canada, but...

The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce has been a leader in the Manitoba business community for 16 years. According to chair Darrell Brown, the Chamber began when “a group of Indigenous business owners decided that we needed our own chamber of commerce. It had been many...

For a population segment systematically uninvited to the economic table of this country for the past 150 years- the future of work for the Indigenous population in Canada today is embedded in struggle and inter-generational poverty. https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/carol-anne-hilton-time-to-embrace-indigenomics-and-indigenous-entrepeneurs ...