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Celebrating Excellence in
Indigenous Entrepreneurship



The Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards presented by Pow Wow Pitch recognize and celebrate excellence and outstanding impact in Indigenous entrepreneurship.

Indigenous entrepreneurs and Indigenous-owned businesses across Turtle Island can apply or nominate others for their entrepreneurial perseverance, growth, impact and example as true Indigenous icons of our generation.

Applicants and nominees must reside on Turtle Island (Canada and the United States) and be Inuit, Métis or First Nations. They may be any type of entrepreneur running any kind of business in any industry, so long as they have been operating for a minimum of three years.

Applications and nominations are open with a deadline of June 21, 2023. Winners will be announced and celebrated during a digitally broadcast awards presentation on November 9, 2023.

In addition to the title, Winners will receive a unique hand-crafted adornment and a plaque encased with a limited edition signed print of the 2023 signature art piece by acclaimed artist Chief Lady Bird.


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2023 Awards Application and Nomination Form

Applying will take 10 minutes for those submitting a nomination application on behalf of someone else and 20 minutes for those applying for the Awards themselves.

Once you submit this form, you will receive a copy to your email address. You can save and continue your progress at any time. If you save the form, you will be able to continue your entry for up to 30 days. The deadline is June 21, 2023.