Financial Literacy For This Economy

Indigenous Financial Literacy Coach Bestt Blayze Peterson giving speach

Licensed Indigenous entrepreneur promoting financial literacy across North America  Lots of BIPOC individuals struggle with saving, investing and managing their money. Indigenous Financial Literacy Coach Bestt Blayze Peterson is doing his part in educating and changing the way BIPOC handles money.   There are differences in financial knowledge between BIPOC and their Caucasian counterparts. BIPOC families […]

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Changing Lives with Permanent Makeup

Owner of Healing Hands Beauty Bar & Spa, Dina Kayseas (Binesi Ogichidaa) is changing the indigenous beauty scene with permanent makeup and other spa services. Dina Kayseas is a residential school survivor, domestic violence survivor and recovering drug addict. Dina turned to cosmetics as a way to turn her life around. After putting herself through […]

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A Beadwork Artist Making Space For Others

beadwork artist

Siera Hancharyk is a beadwork artist whose ultimate goal is to fund a center for indigenous youth in Toronto to gather and grow as entrepreneurs. “To improve the future, I think it’s important to consider the seven generations before and beyond us” said Siera. Siera describes beading as a medium through which She/They can express themselves and […]

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Stackt Market’s Black and Indigenous Market  

out side toronto's stackt market infront of Anishinaabe member of Aamjiwnaang First Nations Chelsee-Marie Pettit founder of Aaniin Retail Inc

On Saturday, July 15 Toronto’s very own Stacked Market made waves, by hosting a Black and Indigenous Backyard Market.    The Backyard Market hosted over 15 vendors, ranging from natural skincare to traditional beaded jewelry and textiles, chocolates and baked goods, books, clothing and so much more.   The event ran from 12-10 pm with events taking […]

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Indigenous Businesses Feeling the Pinch During COVID-19

As COVID-19 poses rapidly evolving challenges to Canadian businesses, Indigenous communities and business owners are feeling particularly at risk. Tabatha Bull is the new President & CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Bull is Anishinaabe and a member of Nipissing First Nation near North Bay, Ontario. Prior to joining the CCAB, she worked […]

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Indigenous entrepreneurs say business resources inaccessible for their communities

Indigenous entrepreneurs say business resources, funding are inaccessible for their communities The City of Toronto partnered with the Pontiac Group to open the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE) to combat this problem By: Amanda Pope Grant after grant. Loan after loan. The process of seeking for, applying to and hoping to receive financial […]

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Indigenous Entrepreneurs Making Social Changes Across Canada

Indigenous entrepreneurs are making waves in communities across Canada. Did you know about these inspiring people? Take a look at some of our favourites:  SheNative– Devon Fiddler built a fashion brand to elevate Indigenous women after dealing with a lot of the oppression Indigenous women face. She Native creates genuine leather goods focused for […]

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