Tracy Antoine Joins Pow Wow Pitch Advisory Council to Empower Indigenous Entrepreneurs

March 27, 2024

Pow Wow Pitch, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island, proudly announces the appointment of Tracy Antoine, the Senior Director of Indigenous Programs & Policies at RBC, to its esteemed Advisory Council. With her extensive experience and commitment to advancing Indigenous businesses, Tracy will play a crucial role in guiding Pow Wow Pitch’s mission.

Tracy Antoine brings a wealth of experience in Indigenous economic development, having previously worked with Indigenous communities, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in management roles and as a Board of Director. She holds an MBA degree with a focus on First Nations land management regimes supporting economic development for First Nation communities in British Columbia, which adds depth to her expertise.

Having been employed by RBC since 2006, Tracy has held various personal financial service roles, ranging from Client Service Representative to Branch Manager. Since 2011, she has served as an Industry Specialist in Indigenous Banking, demonstrating her commitment to supporting Indigenous economic growth within the banking sector.

Naomi Sarazin, Executive Director of Pow Wow Pitch, expressed her excitement for Tracy’s appointment, stating, “Tracy Antoine brings a unique blend of experience and expertise to our Advisory Council. Her dedication to Indigenous economic empowerment aligns perfectly with our mission at Pow Wow Pitch. We are honoured to welcome Tracy aboard and eagerly anticipate collaborating to uplift Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities.”

As a member of the Pow Wow Pitch Advisory Council, Tracy will provide invaluable insights and perspectives, leveraging her deep understanding of Indigenous economic development and her passion for supporting Indigenous businesses. Her appointment signifies a significant step forward in Pow Wow Pitch’s efforts to foster economic prosperity and cultural revitalization within Indigenous communities.

“I am honored to join the Advisory Council of Pow Wow Pitch, a pivotal platform dedicated to empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs,” said Tracy Antoine. “For me, this appointment represents an opportunity to amplify the voices of Indigenous entrepreneurs and contribute to meaningful economic empowerment. Growing up in Stu’xtews, I understand firsthand the importance of preserving our heritage while embracing innovation and entrepreneurship. By leveraging my experience in Indigenous economic development and banking, I am committed to fostering a supportive environment where Indigenous businesses can thrive, bringing about positive change and prosperity within our communities.”

Together, with leaders like Tracy Antoine on board, Pow Wow Pitch reaffirms its unwavering commitment to catalyzing Indigenous economic empowerment, paving the way for a future where Indigenous entrepreneurs thrive, cultures flourish, and communities prosper across Turtle Island.