Tara Hall, The Indigenous Kitchen, wins 2023 Manito Ahbee Pow Wow Pitch

Tara Hall, The Indigenous Kitchen, wins 2023 Manito Ahbee Pow Wow Pitch

“Doing this Pow Wow Pitch was amazing,” said First-Place Winner Tara Hall, Founder of The Indigenous Kitchen. “It was my first try, so I want to say ‘Give it a try and it was worth a shot.’” Tara shares her advice to other entrepreneurs, “Somebody said that the worst case scenario was that someone was going to say ‘No’ to me but to just keep on trying, so that’s what I did.”

Pitcher to Partner: Pow Wow Pitch Partners with Kejic Productions at Manito Ahbee Festival

Pitcher to Partner: Pow Wow Pitch Partners with Kejic Productions at Manito Ahbee Festival

“We could not be more proud of Erica and her team,” said Sunshine Tenasco, founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Erica’s resilience and passion truly shines and watching her grow from a pitcher to a collaborating partner has been an incredible experience. We are so proud to welcome Kejic Productions and can’t wait to see them work their magic.”

Pow Wow Pitch Partners with IndigPro for Manito Ahbee Festival Pitch Winners

Pow Wow Pitch Partners with IndigPro for Manito Ahbee Festival Pitch Winners

“As Canada’s economy continues to evolve, it’s essential that we provide ample opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs to succeed,” said Dwayne Bird, CEO of IndigPro. “We understand that starting a profitable, sustainable business is no easy feat, especially for those facing unique obstacles related to family, community, and culture. However, we are proud to be partners with Pow Wow Pitch as we work towards our shared goal of supporting and removing barriers to growth for Indigenous entrepreneurs. Our collaborative efforts will help build strong, vibrant brands that embody the spirit of winners.”