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Pow Wow Pitch Podcast
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast
Podcast by Pow Wow Pitch Podcast
Jul 28, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E20 - Push through the insecurities with Jolene Johnson
“You're never too old to learn or start something new as long as you're willing to keep an open mind and always be willing to learn.” On this episode of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, guest Jolene Johnson, Founder of Wabanaki Maple, talks about rediscovering her roots, building a business aligned with her values and starting up later in life.
Jun 29, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E19 - Serve your community through entrepreneurship with Matthew Nahdee.mp3
“Entrepreneurialism has given me the space to be an Anishnabe man, heal through generations, and serve my community.” On this episode of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, guest Matthew Nahdee, Pow Wow Pitch Alumni, talks about finding your passion, growing with the Indigenous entrepreneurship community and funding Indigenous businesses.
Jun 15, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E18 - Uplift your community with your gift with Erica Daniels.mp3
"Seek out your gift and use that to uplift your community through entrepreneurship." On this episode of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, guest Erica Daniels, Founder & CEO of Kejic Productions, talks about Indigenous storytelling and cultural revitalization through entrepreneurship. what it takes to move from starting up to building a sustainable and growing business, and investing in Indigenous youth.
Jun 1, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E17 - Be a warrior entrepreneur with Dakota Bear
“Being a warrior entrepreneur is about revitalizing the Indigenous economy, knowing Indigenous people had a thriving economy way before contact, and honouring our ancestors. We had such strong ties to each other, with nations all across Turtle Island - such extensive trade networks, infrastructure, mediums of exchange, and ways of resolution. All they did was build on top of it.” On this episode of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, guest Dakota Bear, Founder & CEO of Decolonial Clothing, talks about warrior entrepreneurship, using music and clothing to inspire social justice and lifting Indigenous communities.
May 18, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E16 - Creating your sacred space with Ecko Aleck
"Sacred Creativity is the process of holding space and ceremony to connect with ancestors, to show up, to listen, and to do the work that they are asking me to do. This is a space of flow where 'the itty bitty shitty committee' that says, 'you can't do this, you're going to fail' is quiet, and I can trust myself. And I have to tell you that when I have entered into a space of sacred creativity, it feels like magic." In this episode of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, guest Ecko Aleck, Founder and CEO of Sacred Matriarch Collective, discusses decolonizing business, sacred creativity and land-based healing and learning with Host Sunshine Tenasco.
May 5, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E15 - Take a chance with Harlan Kingfisher
“The negativity is always going to be there. There's always going to be someone who looks down on you. But, you'll never know what would happen if you don't take that chance.” On this episode of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast, guest Harlan Kingfisher, Founder and CEO of Smudge the Blades, Plains Cree from Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Treaty 6 Territory, talks about what it takes to win Pow Wow Pitch, Indigenous hockey in Canada and overcome addictions after moving off the rez.
Apr 20, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E14 - Trying is the starting point with Kyle St-Amour Brennan and Tracy Ridler
“The main thing about entrepreneurship is just trying and ultimately learning. Entrepreneurship is another avenue of learning. Don’t fear failure; it’s just learning. Trying is the starting point and then move forward from there.” In this episodeKyle St Amour Brennanand Tracy Ridler, BUILD NATIVE Indigenous Program Managers at Shopify, discuss building an Indigenous economy through culture-first entrepreneurship, redefining success, and their advice on starting up.
Apr 7, 2022
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E13 - Be authentic to honour yourself with Amy Jackson
"People constantly tell us, 'You made me feel brave to be who I am.' It's so important to be totally you - to be proud of where you're from and your upbringing. Look, I'm a rezzy person. It's who I am. Don't be afraid to be real about who you are. Honour who you are. If you are authentic to yourself, a community will be drawn to you and your business." Amy Jackson is the Founder of Nativelovenotes, a brand, e-commerce and retail business that sells stationery, apparel and jewelry featuring fun and unique designs with poignant messaging. In this episode, Amy shares her big lift of starting up, how she sustained herself while figuring it all out, and how allowing herself to be authentic helped her find her entrepreneurial footing and attract a community around her business.
Oct 24, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E12 - Fill your spirit with Bernice Clarke
“As an entrepreneur, you can affect your community and your people. You can add things that have been forgotten in the business world and be the change you want to see.” Bernice Clarke is the owner and founder of Iqaluit-based UasaU Soap. Bernice shares how she gained the confidence to use the land, animals and traditional ways to make her products and build her business through the encouragement and blessing of elders in her community. Bernice shares how she connects to her ancestors and derives strength by reclaiming her culture through her business.
Oct 10, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E11 - Take no sh-t with Patrice Mousseau
“It’s about the power of community that we have Indigenous culture; that’s the foundation.” Patrice Mousseau is the creator of Satya Organics, a skincare company that delivers organic products for those sensitive skin conditions. Patrice shares her journey of starting up Satya Organics and scaling it to more than 900 retailers across Canada and her vision for the future. In this conversation, Patrice shares why she believes ‘community care’ and supporting one another can be a natural source of strength for Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Sep 26, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E10 - Collaborate, don't compete with Lynn-Marie Angus
"It's about reconciliation within ourselves, as the true and original entrepreneurs of Turtle Island. This is a take-back of our financial sovereignty." Lynn-Marie Angus and her sister, who come from the Gitxaala, Nisga'a, Metis, and Cree Nations, started Sister’s Sage to become their own bosses and create a safe work environment that promotes wellness culture. Lynn-Marie shares how a focus on collaboration and community helped her grow her business, reconcile within and achieve financial sovereignty while creating a platform for healing, truth and reclamation.
Sep 12, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E09 - Your heart holds the answers with Leigh Joseph
“It’s about more than starting a business. It’s about healing intergenerational trauma, reclaiming your space, and grounding it in an Indigenous way.” Leigh Joseph is an ethnobotanist and the Founder of Sḵwálwen Botanicals from the Squamish First Nation. Leigh brings together Indigenous science and self-care rituals to create skincare experiences grounded in the natural world. Leigh shares her entrepreneurial journey, motivations, ambitions, growing a team, and healing intergenerational traumas through entrepreneurship.
Aug 15, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E07 - Feed your heart with Anna Cote
“Take small steps, consistently every day, and you will get to where you want to go.” Anna Cote is Anishnabeg of Kitigan Zibi and the Founder of Birch Bite, a popular restaurant that prepares traditionally harvested foods with respect and a focus on good health. Anna shares her steps from preparing and delivering meals to opening up a bush trailer and now owning and managing a thriving restaurant. She discusses Indigenous food systems and sovereignty, celebrating her culture through her restaurant and finding balance beyond burnout.
Aug 1, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E06 - Heal through business with Jennifer Harper
“You can heal your traumas and loss through your business, and once we heal ourselves, we can heal others.” Anishnaabe entrepreneur Jennifer Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, shares how she started and scaled Cheekbone Beauty, lessons learned along the way, and her vision for creating the world’s most sustainable beauty business that reflects and celebrates Indigenous faces and culture.
Jul 20, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E08 - Let it unfold with Kayoki Whiteduck
"You have to embrace failure as part of your business journey." Kayoki Whiteduck is a herb farmer, herbalist, environmentalist, founder of Mitigomin Agriculture and Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi. Kayoki shares his journey from planting his first seeds and selling his first harvest of chocolate mint tea at local farmer's markets in glass jars to expanding his line to 26 blends, selecting sustainable and compostable packaging to increase his longevity products and moving sales online during the pandemic.
Jul 19, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E05 - Vision board your impact with Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahb
“I use a dream board. Scratch it in writing, set goals and regularly visualize.” Ojibwe Birch Bark Coffee Founder Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahb shares how he addresses water security through coffee. Mark reflects on reclamation, business reconciliation, sovereignty, building a purpose-driven business, and how to harness focus to move mountains.
Jul 5, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E04 - It's OK to think bigger with Nicole McLaren
"Don't be shy about being ambitious and being happy with 'your' version of big." This conversation with Nicole McLaren, Founder of Raven Reads and Member of the Métis Nation of BC, explores Nicole's move from a corporate career to entrepreneurship, her vision of building North America's Indigenous distribution centre, and her reflections on family, ambition, branding and medicine wheel teachings as a 'formula for Indigenous businesses.'reflections on family, ambition, branding and medicine wheel teachings as a ‘formula for Indigenous businesses’.
Jun 21, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E03 - Always seek truth with Deanne Hupfield
“You’ve got to learn where you’re from and seek your truth.” In this raw and reflective conversation, cultural educator, dancer and designer Deanne Hupfield from Temagami First Nation, shares her journey, lessons and reflections on intergenerational trauma, searching for community, cultural appropriation and entrepreneurship as a tool in seeking truth.
Jun 2, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E02 - Live your courage with Carol Anne Hilton
“Live your courage." In this inspiring interview, Indigenomics Institute founder and author Carol Anne Hilton shares how the hashtag #Indigenomics snowballed into a movement, what it takes to lead systems change, and lessons in healing, self-reflection and self-awareness.
May 31, 2021
Pow Wow Pitch Podcast E01 - Be unapologetically you with Tenille K. Campbell
“I represent so much. That’s the cornerstone of Indigenous business. We don’t stand alone.” In this hilarious, touching and unfiltered conversation, Indigenous erotica author, poet and photographer Tenille K. Campbell from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan shares her perspectives on making money, sexuality, Indigeneity, community, failure and healing.