Photo Credit: Kristina Dittmar
We all know that supporting small Canadian businesses also supports communities. Buying from Indigenous small businesses helps combats economic marginalization and supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
According to JP Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), “we need to think of Economic Reconciliation within the broader context of Reconciliation. Indigenous people need to be compensated fairly and equitably in the Canadian economy and we know that that has not always been the case.”
In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, here are five Indigenous small business owners in Canada whose beautiful and sustainable products are making waves in their communities.