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How These Black and Indigenous Merchants Are Empowering Their Communities with Shopify

For many modern business owners, community impact and identity are crucial pillars in their ethos.

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Pow Wow Pitch

Pow Wow Pitch is a pitch competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island to shine the spotlight on pow wow vendors, artists, business builders and innovators from all backgrounds and industries.

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Free Indigenous Commerce Event

Together we celebrate Indigenous brilliance and hear stories from entrepreneurs who have taken their skills online. Including brilliant musical performances by Shina Nova and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

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Stories We Tell

Bigger Is Not Always Better: Why This Indigenous-Led Business Isn’t Interested in World Domination

Bangin’ Bannock founders, reminisce about their bustling childhood family get-togethers: busy events full of people, connection, and food.

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Manitobah Mukluks shares success with Indigenous communities

Founded with a vision to build a vibrant global brand, Manitobah Mukluks helps keep Indigenous traditions alive through artist programs

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Overdraft: How the founder of Cheekbone Beauty Is Changing Lives—Including Her Own—Through a $500 Start-up

This is the story of how Ojibwe entrepreneur Jenn Harper’s beauty business—an idea that once came to her in a dream—saved her life.

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The Tłı̨chǫ Nation: Tłı̨chǫ Online Store Video

The Tłı̨chǫ online store is a creative outlet for the artwork of the Tłı̨chǫ people. In this film John B. Zoe explains the way in which the land informs the creations of the Tłı̨chǫ people and how those creations act as a means of maintaining and reclaiming cultural identity.

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Vanguard: The Lengths This Indigenous Jeweler Went to for Her Craft

Tania Larsson is a Gwich’in maker of fine jewelry. Listen to Tania Larsson tell her story on our Podcast Vanguard...

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These Designers Are Showcasing Indigenous Communities to Change Fashion

Everyone’s motivation for starting a business is different, but there’s one factor that comes up more often than most when talking with Indigenous founders: community...

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