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Virtual Indigenous Marketplace

Virtual Indigenous Marketplace

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The Place of Reconciliation for all our Relations, Solv. and the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion have come together in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day to present Centennial College’s first Virtual Indigenous Marketplace.  Featuring Indigenous-owned businesses in fashion, food, art and more, the Showcase offers multiple ways to engage with and support the innovative work of Indigenous entrepreneurs and artisans from across the country.

We need local as much as local needs us. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Centennial College has encouraged community members to support local businesses as they navigate the ups and downs of necessary health restrictions and owning a business in these unprecedented times.

We invite you to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and join in the #CCSupportsLocal campaign by supporting these dynamic Indigenous-owned businesses!

Here are four ways that you can support Indigenous-owned businesses:

1

Shop

Purchase items and services directly from the businesses’ online platforms.
Please note that many Indigenous artisans sell their products through drops meaning that they release a certain amount of product at a specific date and time, rather than consistently having product for sale. Keep your eye out for drop dates – handcrafted items are highly sought after and sell out fast!

2

Share

Spread the word! Tell your friends, family and colleagues about the Virtual Indigenous Marketplace and the individual businesses that catch your eye.

3

Follow

Like the businesses on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

 

4

Engage

Comment on the businesses’ social media pages, tag them in photos of you with their products (don’t forget to add #CCSupportsLocal) or leave positive reviews on their pages!

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Virtual Indigenous Marketplace

Delia Estelle Designs

Stephanie Peltier is a Francophone First Nations (Ojibway/Odawa/Potawatomi) Artist from Wikwemikong. Stephanie has created beadwork since 2014 and her jewelry has been worn by several well-known individuals across the world and has facilitated workshops focusing on her unique Beginner Beading Kit.

Rustling Pine

Rustling Pine is run by Kole, an Indigiqueer artist who creates beadwork pieces/jewelry as a way to build connecting between queerness and Indigeneity.
This vendor sells their products through drops. Follow them to stay tuned for their next drop.

Waawaate Beads

Audrey Medwayosh is a Potawatomi beadwork artist, who fuses traditional process with contemporary practice to reclaim culture.

Assinewe Jewelry

Edie and Jacquelyn create beaded and clay pieces inspired by traditional Ojibwe style beadwork and floral designs.

Hunter the Trapper

Metis Two-Spirit owned small business based in Southern Georgian Bay offering land inspired jewelry, herbal medicine (like traditional tobacco, smudging sage, tea blends, salves, tinctures), skin care, hide tanning and outdoor education.

Kokom Scrunchies

Kokom Scrunchies was created by Mya, a talented 10 year old from Kitigan Zibi. She makes sure that all Kokom Scrunchies are handmade with love. What started off as an idea, has taken Mya on a path of bringing Kokom Scrunchies to everyone, young and old.
This vendor sells their products through drops. Follow them to stay tuned for their next drop!

Manitobah Mukluks

As an Indigenous-owned company, Manitobah's vision is to build a vibrant, global brand that makes a significant impact in Indigenous communities. We make the world’s warmest and most comfortable footwear - as our ancestors have always done - and share that success with others. Manitobah Mukluks makes the original winter boot of Canada. As an Indigenous-owned company, their vision is to build a vibrant, global brand that makes a significant impact in Indigenous communities. Established in 1997 by Métis entrepreneur Sean McCormick, Manitobah Mukluks is now the world’s leading manufacturer of mukluks and moccasins and has emerged as a symbol of Canadian business excellence, Indigenous entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.

Still Stands Tall Textile Art Designs

Authentic Indigenous accessories and re-cultured clothing to retain and sustain Indigenous oral story traditions.

Scarlett Jayde Designs

Afro-Métis made premium cotton masks and ribbon skirts that breath life into indigenous inspired art from the prairies and west coast.
This vendor sells their products through drops. Follow them to stay tuned for their next drop!

Cedar Sage Skoden

I am an interdisciplinary artist that creates beadwork, stickers, shirts, prints, and accessories.
This vendor sells their products through drops. Follow them to stay tuned for their next drop!

Cedar Root Gallery

Cedar Root Gallery is the only 100% First Nations owned and operated retail store in Vancouver.  Cedar Root Gallery has been in business for almost 30 years and we specialize in Northwest coast jewellery, Indigenous medicines, cedar masks and plaques, and lots of other First Nations products.

The Yukon Soaps Company

Indigenous owned and operated, The Yukon Soaps Company creates beautiful, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, essential oil blends, and so much more. Featuring wild rose petals, juniper berries, a Yukon-shaped press, and the beadwork of Indigenous artisans, these soaps are literally infused and imprinted with the spirit of the Yukon.

Satya Organic Skin Care

Satya Organic Skin Care delivers simple, multipurpose skincare backed by science. Originally formulated for eczema, Satya's signature skin relief formula is made from only five USDA Certified Organic ingredients that naturally soothe and relieve all types of stressed-out skin.

Turtle Island Connections

We are an Indigenous-owned and sourced wellness subscription box. We release seasonal, specially curated boxes that focus on our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. A self-care kit. 
This vendor sells their products through drops. Follow them to stay tuned for their next drop! 

Great Bear Rainforest Essential Oils

Great Bear Rainforest Essential Oils is a 100% Indigenous owned company. We manufacture steam-distilled essential oils from fresh, sustainably harvested conifer needles gathered in the Great Bear Rainforest region. Our sustainably hand-harvested conifer boughs were used traditionally for food, medicine and ceremony and now provide sustainable, long-term employment for individuals with limited opportunities in our remote communities.

Kodiak Herbal Metis Health & Culture

Kodiak Herbal provides Metis Culture & Arts experiences and workshops for individuals, families, schools and community groups. Teachings include online or live trainings in the history of the Metis people, our traditional medicines & foods, and material culture such as the Metis Sash. 

Sḵwálwen Botanicals

Sḵwálwen Botanicals is an Indigenous skincare brand that honours cultural plant knowledge, Indigenous science and self-care rituals. Founded by ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph of Squamish First Nation, Sḵwálwen (skwall - win) incorporates sustainably harvested botanicals, nourishing plant-derived butters, and organic oils, offering skincare experiences grounded in the natural world. Through its philanthropic partnerships, Sḵwálwen elevates Indigenous communities and shines a light on the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples.

Ojibway Natural

Ojibway Natural is an Indigenous woman run business that offers a wide variety of hand made home and body products. Skin and scent sensitivities are kept in mind in the creation of all of our products. Scents are light and the ingredients are gentle, perfect for sensitive skin. Based out of Garden River First Nation, we hand make and pack each order with care and ship worldwide. 

Sriracha Revolver Hot Sauce Inc.

All natural sriracha-style hot sauces made in small batches in Vancouver, BC. A treat to enjoy with all your favourite foods.

Spirit Bear Coffee Company

First Nations owned & operated coffee company featuring 100% Certified Organic & Fair Trade coffee beans.In our work and our lives, we seek to honour a commitment to Drum Circle Sustainability, blending Quality, Ecology, Equity, and Community. Everything we do comes back to us with lasting effects.

Trickster Company

Trickster Company's mission is innovative indigenous designs and gifts. We are known for our rad skateboards, basketballs and playing cards that feature indigenous languages and Northwest Coast formline design.

Sto:lo Gift Shop

Authentic, Indigenous Gift Shop & Interpretive Centre, located in Chilliwack, BC. Shop for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift in store or online. We ship!

Mystical Metis

Mystical Metis carries items designed by Indigenous artists from Canada. All artists receive a percentage of the sales.

Indigo Arrows

Indigo Arrows is an Indigenous owned/ Female led home decor brand  that is reviving Indigenous pottery and bone tools patterns. 

Goodminds.com

GoodMinds.com is a First Nations family owned bookstore located on Six Nations of the Grand River.

Colouring It Forward Inc

Indigenous social enterprise sharing art and wisdom to promote reconciliation.

Shades of Gray Indigenous Pet Treats Co.
Canadian family owned business that specializes in high quality all natural delicacies for your precious pets.