2021 Indigenous Entrepreneurship Awards
Tonight, Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit organization supporting and celebrating Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced New Brunswick entrepreneur Tara Audibert as a winner of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the inaugural Indigenous Entrepreneurship Awards, which celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement and impact in Indigenous entrepreneurship.
Diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and ADHD later in life, Tara Audibert became an entrepreneur to forge her own path.
In 2017, Tara started two businesses that restore Wolastoqy and Mi’kmaq languages by working with more than 50 Indigenous elders, artists, voice actors, musicians, game developers and Indigenous creators just starting.
Moxy Fox Studio creates animated films, TV shows, & illustrations for comics and children’s books. The Ni’gweg Collective combines Indigenous Storytelling with Digital media in the form of animated stories and digital games.
“I am proud of my culture, and I share it with humour, love and a reverence for nature,” said Tara Audibert. “My main goals are to share my Indigenous culture with the rest of the world. I hope my stories will help children bring our lessons into adulthood and make a better world.”
Tara has received many awards for her films and book illustrations; her comic, ‘Lost Innocence,’ was part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission events, and a copy has been placed in the Archives of Canada; and, her new TV show on APTN, which she wrote, directed and produced, called ‘Lil Glooscap and the Legends of Turtle Island,’ is set to air in 2022.
“It is an honour for us to celebrate and recognize excellence and outstanding impact in Indigenous entrepreneurship,” said Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Tara is a protector of language, culture and Indigenous stories. How she fuses animation and storytelling while empowering her local community is of great inspiration to us all. Thank you, Tara, for your great work and example.”