Indigenous Impact Entrepreneurship : growing your business, promoting your heritage and empowering your Community
Indigenous entrepreneurs are building businesses in a wide range of industries in Quebec, including the retail sector. According to the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, there are an estimated 10,000 entrepreneurs and self-employed people from Quebec’s 11 indigenous nations offering their products and services across the province.
Among them is a generation of dynamic and creative women entrepreneurs who draw inspiration from their heritage to build successful businesses with positive social impacts on the community.
We are pleased to welcome two of these entrepreneurs: Huron-Wendat entrepreneur Lara Siouï, founder of Onquata, and Innu entrepreneur Josée Shushei Leblanc from the Uashat mak Mani-Utenam community, founder and CEO of Atikuss.
Through their products, these two impact leaders have given themselves the mission to promote the work and crafts of indigenous women, to perpetuate ancestral know-how and to promote their cultures.