Semi-Finalists

Meet the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch Regional Semi-Finalists below and join us by cheering them on at the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals and voting for your favourite Semi-Finalist to win the People’s Choice Award

 

ATLANTIC CANADA

Chic Image Consulting
Hazel Catherine Baxter, Owner 
Elsipogtog First Nation, NB

IndigenUs 
Killa Atencio, Founder 
Mi'kmaki, NS

Mikmaki Craft Supplies 
Theresa Marie Meuse, Owner 
Bear River Mi’kmaq Band Member, NS

The Bear Necessities 
Ursula Monkwon Bear, Owner
Tobique First Nation, NB

Dream Webs
Kelsie Amber Young, Owner 
Qalipu M’kmaq First Nation, NS

Jenna’s Nut-Free Dessertery
Jenna White, Owner 
Metis Nation of Ontario, NB

Mystearicas Custom Creations
Jessika Pike, Owner
Acadia First Nation, NS

The Home & Co
Savannah  Simmons, Founder 
Pabineau First Nation, NB

Drip Avenue 902
Tyra Lynn Paul, Founder 
Fishers Grant Reserve

Kimberly’s Salon & Spa
Kimberly LaBillois, Owner  
Eel River Bar First Nation, NB

Mi’kmaq Art Experience
Ashley Sanipass, CEO
Indian Island First Nation, NB

Two Eyed Wellness 
Jesse Benjamin, Founder
Eskasoni Mi’kmaq, NS

Eliza’s Market 
Elizabeth Leda Mitchell, Founder 
Eeel River Bar First Nation, NB

L’NU’K Clothing Co
Jennifer Lynn Denny, Owner 
Millbrook First Nation, NS 

ShaMaSha
Daphne March, Founder 
Mi’kmaq First Nation, NL

Wabanaki Maple
Jolene Laskey, Founder & CEO
Tobique First Nation, NB

IndigenEAST Art Studios
Tara Francis, Mi’kmaq Artist
Elsipogtog First Nation, NB

L'nu'skw Creations
Cheyla Rogers, Founder 
Pictou Landing First Nation, NS

Shiftwork Recording 
Dylan Ward, Founder 
Eel Ground First Nation, NB

Lucrative Apparel
Travis Lee Francis, Founder 
Firshers Grant First Nation, NS

Sunflower Salon & Piercing Studio
Carlene April MacDonald, Owner
Millbrook First Nation, NS

QUÉBEC

Aki-Pedia
Gracy Ratt, Teacher
Algonquins of Barriere Lake

Chi-Nabe Mechanics
Samantha Tenasco, Partner 
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

Matsheshu Créations
Raphaëlle Langevin, Founder 
Mashteuiatsh

Tupiq ACT (Arctic Circus Troupe)
Christopher Angatookalook, General Director
Kuujjuarapik

Akua Nature
Melanie Paul, Président
Innu

Cueilli
Tesia Hackett, Founder 
Cree
Maya Clothing GP
Melissa Lauzon Wallace, Presidente
Innus

Valery Larouche, Fashion Designer
Pekuakamiulnuatsh, Mashteuiatsh

Anishnabeads
David Roland John Charette
Wikwemikong

Decontie Clean
Gavin Decontie. Owner 
Algonquin

N’tus Skincare and Cosmetics
Christianne Bernard, Owner
Gesgapegiag 

Weesanin
Kelly McBride, Founder 
Timiskaming First Nation

Authentique Origine
Dave Verreault, Propriétaire
Mashteuiatsh

Gitbu Logistics Inc
Grace Mary Edwards, Founder
Listuguj
Pibon Ijitawin Foundation
Wayne McKenzie, Founder 
Timiskaming First Nation

Services Thanatologiques Mashtel Kapatakan
Edith Hervieux, Founder
Pessamit

Justine Cooks
Justine Deschenes, Chef/Owner
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

Rorokasiw
Marie-Claude Néquado, Founder 
Manawan

Chef Swaneige
Swaneige Bertrand, Owner
Fort Liard

Kapiten Anouk
Anouk St-Onge, Founder 
Uashat mak Mani-utenam

Sagamité Watso
Jacques T Watso, Founder
Abenaki First Nation of Odanak

MarieFleurs & Filles
Noémie Boisclair, Co-Founder
​​Abenakis, Odanak

Sage Harmonies
Anne-Marie Gros-Louis Houle, Owner
Huron-Wendat Nation

ONTARIO

Asha Frost Medicine Woman
Asha Frost, Indigenous Healer 
Chippewas of Nawash

Cultural Seeds (GA Gitigemi Gamik)
Celeste Smith, Founder 
Oneida Six Nations

Oji-Bee Honey Co.
Willow Crow, Beekeeper
Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Staff Shop Inc.
Jennifer Ménard-Shand, CEO
Ojibwe, Wikwemikong

Baamaapii Boxes
Kendall White
Temagami First Nation

​​Earth Haven Farm
Aric Aguonie, Steward
Sheguiandah, Manitulin Island

Ojibway Natural
Nangoons Wabegijig, Owner 
Ketegaunseebee First Nation

Tribal Trade Co
Mallory Graham, Founder 
Curve Lake First Nation

Medicine Song Woman Creations
Brenda MacIntyre, Founder 
Anishnaabekwe & Tkaronto

eSupply Canada Ltd.
Steven Vanloffeld, CEO
Saugeen First Nation

Sage and Sunshine
Culture-based School
Ashley Wynne, Owner

Twin Equipment & Tool Rentals
Tiana Byrnes, Owner
Michipicoten

cedarlilie
Dominique O'Bonsawin, Founder
Abénaki d'Odanak

Intrinsic Fitness & Lifestyle
Amy Slemko, Owner 
Metis Nation of Ontario

Santee Siouxx Inc.
Deanna Pashe, Founder 
Dakota Tipi First Nation

Wild and Glorious
Jennifer Wabegijig, Owner
Wiikwemkoong

Celebration: Event Facility and Museum
Tyler French, Founder 
Chippewas of the Thames

kama.ai 
Brian Ritchie, CEO 
Chapleau Cree First Nation

Shades of Gray Indigenous Pet Treats
Keri Gray, Owner 
Algonquins of Pikwakangan

Creative Kwe
Ashley Lamothe, CEO
Anishnaabe / Metis Nation of Ontario

LODGE Soy Candles 
Angela DeMontigny, Founder 
Cree/Metis, Red River Métis
Soft and Butter
Jasmine Swimmer, Founder
Arawak Taino First Nation

Lofttan
April Mitchell-Boudreau, CEO
Haudenosaunee, Mohawk Six Nation

Spirit Earth Holistics Inc
Dayna Elijah, Founder 
Oneida Nation of the Thames

PRAIRIES

CLEGR Farms
Loni Annette Jack, Founder 
Berens River First Nation, MB

Kejic Productions
Erica Daniels, Executive Producer 
Cree & Objiway, Peguis First Nation, MB

Potts Painting Inc
Kara Potts, Co-Founder & CEO
Assiniboine & Piikani First Nations

Smudge the Blades
Harlan Wade Kingfisher, Founder & CEO
Sturgeon Lake First Nation, SK

Curbside Concerts
Amanda Burgenner, Founder 
Métis Nation of Alberta, Region #3, AB

Kihew and Rose
Adrienne Larocque, CEO & Designer, AB
Maskwacis
RezGalLashes
Brandi Thompson Woodhouse
Pinaymootang First Nation, MB

The Local Adventure Company
Candice Evans-Waite, Founder 
Buffalo Narrows, SK Metis Local #62

Fat Man Little Kitchen
Marcel Martell, Founder
Waterhen Lake First Nation, AB

Kikawinaw
Kelly Armstrong, Co-Founder 
Métis Nation of Alberta, AB
RooferGirl Inc. 
Samanntha Nancy Raven De Coteau, Founder
Whitefish Lake, AB

Thunderbird Farms
Daniel Neil McGinnis, Owner
Cree, Blood Reserve, AB

Gwin Communications
Shani Gwin, Founder
Métis Nation of Alberta, AB

Moose Print 
Darcy Moose, Founder 
Cross Lake First Nation, MB

Saltmedia 
Angie Saltman, President
Metis Nation of Alberta, AB

Unimaize Technologies Inc.
Gregory John, Leading Executive Officer and Founder
Metis Nation of Alberta, AB

Indi City
Angel Aubichon, Co-Founder 
Peepeekisis Cree Nation, Flying Dust First Nation, Mohkinsis, AB

Miyosiwin Salon Spa
Jennifer Dubois, Owner & Lead Stylist
George Gordon First Nation, SK

Red E Delivery and Errands Company
Steven DeMontigny, Co-Owner
Manitoba Metis Federation - Ste Madeleine Local, MB

Indigenous Cloud Inc
George Parker, Co-Founder
Metis of Cando, SK

Nativelovenotes
Amy Brett Jackson, Founder 
Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB

Sharecuterie
Cassandra Carreiro, Owner 
Shoal Lake # 40

Kanatan Health Solutions 
Tasha Power, Co-Founder, CMO
Saddle Lake Cree Nation, AB

Nipiy Industries
Jason Lizotte, CEO
Métis Nation Alberta, A

SheNative Goods
Devon Fiddler, Founder & CEO
Waterhen Lake First Nation, SK

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Bangin' Bannock
Destiny Hoostie, Co-Founder
White Bear First Nation

FILL
Teresa Sanders, CEO
Vernon Métis

Kettle and Hive 
Trish Francis, Founder 
Wikwemkoong Band

Standing Spruce
Lesley Assu, Founder 
Haida Nation

Bunny’s Makery
Kayla Rose Langton, Owner
Métis Nation of BC

Foster Media Group
Dana Shelene Foster, Owner 
Métis Nation of BC
QALI 
Janelle Bell, Founder 
Qalipu First Nation

The Frog Radio 
Denise Halfyard, Founder 
Wet’suwet’en, Tsimshian, Gitxsan

Butterflies in Spirit 
Lorelei Williams, Founder 
Skatin Nations &  Sts'Ailes

Geti Cosmetics
Ashley Whetung, Founder
Curve Lake First Nation

Matriarch Movement
Shayla Oulette Stonechild, Founder
Muscowpetung First Nation

Totem Design House
Kalga Jaad (Erin) Brillon, Owner
Skidegate Haida Gwaii & K'omoks First Nation

Captured Experience
Pala Mikayla Kovacs, Founder & CEO
Lil’Wat Nation & S’tat’imc Nation

Good Organics
Garrett McMartin, Co-Founder
Semiahmoo First Nation

Monday May Jewelry
Modeste Zankpe, Founder
Secwépemc, Esk’etemc First Nation

Triden Dispensers
Derek Douglas (Doxtator), Co-Founder
Oneida Nation of the Thames

Crowfoot Collective
Lawrence Crowfoot, Co-Owner
Siksika Nation

Indigenous Nouveau
Kaija Heitland, Owner/Operator
Cowichan Valley Métis Nation

Nuez Acres
Anthony Wingham, Co-Founder 
Waceya Society, Langley

Wildflowers & Co.
Alissa Jennifer Marie Assu, Founder 
Wet'suwet'en

Decolonial Clothing Co.
Dakota Bear, Co-Founder
Witchekan Lake First Nation

Jada Creations
Jaimie Robyn Davis, Founder & Owner 
Gitx̱san & Nisga’a Nations

Sacred Matriarch Creative
Ecko Aleck, Founder & Artist 
Nlaka'pamux Nation & Pentlatch

TERRITORIES

ENB Artisan
Nicole Camphaug, Designer 
Inuk, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Miqsuqta!
Emily Joanasie, Owner 
Inuit, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Sijjakkut Inc.
Sheila Flaherty, Chef & Founder
Inuit, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Tutchone Tours
Teri-Lee J. Isaac, Owner 
Pelly Crossing, Yukon Territory

Kaylyn Baker Designs
Kaylyn Baker, Owner 
Pelly Crossing, Whitehorse

Sailiniq
Natashia Allakariallak, Artist/Jeweller
Inuit/Inuk, Nunavut

Tania Larsson
Gwich'in First Nation
 

Uasau Soap Inc.
Bernice Clarke, Owner & Founder
Inuk, Iqaluit Nunavut

She Was A Free Spirit 
Erica Lugt, Founder 
Inuvialuit-Tuktoyaktuk NWT

The Yukon Soaps Co. 
Joella Hogan, Founder & CEO
Mayo, Yukon, First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun

UNITED STATES

Bison Star Naturals
Angelo McHorse, Owner 
Red Willow People Of Taos Pueblo, Northern New Mexico

Indigenous Eyecon
Jennifer Atchico-Shrestha, Owner
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

Niawen Skincare
Tara Tekahentakhwa Tarbell, Founder
Akwesasne Mohawk, NY

Earth & Sky Floral Designs
Shayai Lucero, Owner
Laguna Pueblo & Acoma Pueblo

KreativeNative
Kristin Dawn Gentry, Founder 
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Waterlilly Botanicals
Adrienne Berry, Owner
Navajo, Confederated Tribes, Umatillla Indian Reservation, Eastern Oregon

Harvest Nation 
Danielle Pieratos, Co-Founder 
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Minnesota

Myrna Mame
Andrea Lea Worden, Founder
Choctaw & Cherokee

ShockTalk
Austin Charles Serio, Co-Founder & CEO
Chicoran Shakori Tribe

Mohawk Coterie
Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes, Founder 
Akwesasne Mohawk

The Lice Angels of Wolf Point
Xanthia Sioux Jackson, Owner
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

YOUTH

3R Innovative Imaging
Ruby Mae Daniels & Lee Edna Daniels
One Arrow First Nation, SK
Age: 14

Happy Cones Solar-Powered Ice Cream Trailer
Nickla Lynn Tobey Nicholson, Founder
Beausoleil First Nation, NS
Age: 15

Ohana Made Designs
Telia Lafontaine, Founder 
Métis (Cree, Anishnabe), SK
Age: 15

Ayôskan.designs
Josie LaFramboise, Founder 
Ayôskan.designs
Western Region 2A, SK
Age: 16

Ice Cream Before You Scream
Travyn Cheff-Wabie
Timiskaming First Nation, QC
Age: 16

Pony Pal Box
Cadence Cotter, Founder 
Pony Pal Box 
Métis Nation of Ontario, ON 
Age: 10

Arts For Equine
Cindy Patricia Fortune, Founder
Stolo Nation, QC 
Age: 14
It Stops the Stink 
Hades Andres Baldhead-John (Peanut), Founder 
One Arrow First Nation, SK
Age: 12