Applications Open for Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards

June 21, 2021

Pow Wow Pitch launches celebration of the Indigenous icons of our generation

Today, Pow Wow Pitch, a grassroots initiative by and for Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced the opening of applications and nominations for the inaugural Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards to celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement of 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.

“As Indigenous entrepreneurs drive the growth of the Indigenous economy and use entrepreneurship to heal our people and communities, celebrate our diverse cultures, and leave good footprints for future generations to follow, these Awards recognize them as the leaders they are,” said Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “The Awards are our opportunity to honour the wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth of the entrepreneurial icons of our generation, express our gratitude and create a platform to tell their stories of resilience and reconciliation through entrepreneurship.”

The Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards are presented in partnership with RBC, Shopify and Facebook

Applicants and nominees must reside on Turtle Island and be Intuit, Métis, or First Nations. They may be an entrepreneur running any business in any industry, so long as they have been operating for a minimum of three years.

Applications and nominations close on July 31, 2021. Winners will be announced and celebrated during a digitally broadcast awards presentation on November 4, 2021.

In addition to the title, Winners receive a unique hand-beaded pin and a plaque encased with a limited edition signed print of ‘Joy,’ a beautiful art piece created by award-winning Indigenous artist Christi Belcourt.

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