Reflecting on the historical importance of trade in Indigenous prosperity, Todd Evans, National Lead for Indigenous Exporters at EDC, voiced his optimism: “Exporting can empower today’s Indigenous entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses. Our alliance with Pow Wow Pitch aids EDC’s mission to make trade more inclusive by offering access to our trade expertise, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections.”
Bernice has won $500 and has advanced to the Finals along with Emily Joanasie, Iqaluit Owner of Miqsuqta! and Joella Hogan, Founder and CEO of The Yukon Soaps Co. from the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun. The three entrepreneurs are advancing to the Finals for a chance to win $25,000 to grow their businesses.