Canadian Indigenous Shops and Businesses

Birch Bark Coffee, Indigenous Coffee Roaster in Ottawa


Birch Bark Coffee Co.

Location: Ottawa, ON

Coffee roasters that make a difference. Birch Bark supports small producers, are fair trade, organic and roasted to order. A portion of their proceeds goes towards providing clean drinking water for Indigenous families in Ontario.

 

 

 

Delia Estelle Designs Beadwork jewelry


Delia Estelle Designs

Location: Ottawa, ON

First Nations Ojibway beadwork artist who creates jewelry and facilitates bead workshops; (check out her beginner bead kit). Unique earrings, necklaces and accessories to choose from.

 

 

 

Sequoia Soaps Proudly Indigenous Bath and Body


Sequoia Soaps

Location: Kahnawake, QC

A beauty brand inspired by native legends and ingredients. Find soaps in a variety of scents, colourful candles, incense and oils, and an array of body care from scrubs and lotions to mists. Everything is locally and ethically made.

 

 

 

Second Aura Jewelry, Ottawa Indigenous Business  


Second Aura

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Jewelry made with intention and thoughts of culture, ancestral knowledge, and land relationship. Find a range of simple silver and gold staples, and unique designs with pops of colour.

 

 

 

Mimi Tipi, Indigenous Blanket and Home goods


Mini Tipi

Location: Gatineau, QC

Quality apparel and home goods inspired by Canadian and Indigenous heritage. Practical and stylish; their blankets, shawls, bags, and kids line are also soft, colourful and unique.

 

 

 

Kokom Scrunchies, Ottawa Gatineau Indigenous Made Scrunchies  


Kokom Scrunchies

Location: Gatineau, QC

Colourful scrunchies, handmade by a talented, creative 9-year-old named Mya. They also sell kokom scarves and stickers, and have the option of gift cards.

 

 

 

Mad Aunty, Creative Products, Indigenous Jewelry


Mad Aunty

Location: Ottawa, ON

One of a kind, colourful jewelry and t shirts. ‘Creative projects of JT Arcand, Muskeg Cree Nation’. Order online or find Mad Aunty at the occasional market in the area.

  

 

 

Tribal Trade Co, Indigenous Marketplace, Smudging Sage


Tribal Trade Co

Location: Buckhorn, ON

With a brand that is indigenous, contemporary and inclusive, Tribal Trade is a collection of footwear, clothing, gifts and accessories, including dreamcatchers, body lotions and art. Many products come from traditions that are thousands of years old. Their main mission is to connect tribes and assist in learning about indigenous cultures.

 

 

 

Her Braids, Anishinabe, Indigenous Pendants that make a Difference  

Her Braids

Location: Kitigan Zibi, QC

Beaded pendant necklaces and t-shirts… AKA accessories to change. Her Braids is committed to raising awareness and assisting to make clean drinking water in first nations communities a reality. 10% of profits go directly to the David Suzuki’s Foundation, Blue Dot Movement.

 

 

 

Khewa Boutique in Wakefield Quebec, Indigenous Artwork and Gifts


Khewa

Location: Wakefield, QC

A gallery and boutique featuring goods and artwork from indigenous peoples across North America. The shop is an inviting atmosphere to explore and learn more about the diversity of indigenous cultures. Some items they sell include moccasins, face masks and home décor.

 

 

 

Warren Steven Scott, Contemporary Indigenous design / Nlaka'pamux Nation

Warren Steven Scott

Location: Toronto, ON

Fashion collections bridging the Western concept of luxury fashion and his ancestral worldview. His first collection was recently a part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. Shop jewelry, and find stockist locations online.

 

 

 

Redwood Bead, Traditional and Contemporary Indigenous Jewelry


Redwood Bead

Location: Toronto, ON

Traditional and contemporary jewelry design. Beaded earrings, bracelets and necklaces that are handmade with a modern edge and typically gold plating.

 

 

 

Running Fox Beads, Beadwork by Skye Paul  


Running Fox Beads

Location: Toronto, ON

Beads and beaded accessories, patches, stickers and vintage finds. Using traditional skills and knowledge, products are created with a contemporary style and connection to indigenous culture.

 

 

 

Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics, Indigenous Owned, Sustainable Beauty


Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC

Location: St Catharines, ON

A Canadian cosmetics company known for creating high-quality, cruelty free products with a focus on sustainability. Their goals are to make a difference in the lives of indigenous youth through donations while creating a space in the beauty industry for indigenous youth to feel seen. Shop SUSTAIN, the new line of sustainable lipsticks.  

 

 

 

Demontigny Boutique and Gallery, Fashion, Jewelry and Candles


DeMontigny Boutique and Gallery

Location: Hamilton, ON

Jewelry, custom fashion and soy candles; indigenous wellness for your mind, body and spirit. Sustainable products that are made in Canada. Items have unique details, and chic examples of indigenous heritage. The designer also does custom bridal pieces.

 

 

 

Ojibway Natural, Handmade Home and Body Products


Ojibway Natural

Location: Northern Ontario

Natural home and body products such as soaps, salves, balms, deodorant, and bath bombs. Gift sets are available. Contact directly regarding workshops. 

  

 

 

Raven Rising, Indigenous Chocolates and Pastries


Raven Rising

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Handcrafted indigenous and classic chocolates and pastries. Their treats focus on the traditional ingredients sourced, whenever possible, from indigenous people in Canada and across the globe. They carry an assortment of chocolate bars, bon bons, and baked goods.

 

 

 

Beam Paints, Handmade Indigenous Water Paints


Beam Paints

Location: Manitoulin Island, ON

Beam Paints draws on early educations on indigenous pigment and expands to include all paint traditions. High quality, hand-made pigment is used to create pallets, paintstones and inks along with other paint sets and supplies. You can find some of their products at Chapters Indigo.

 

 

 

 Manitobah Mukuluks, Grey Winter Mukuluks and Moccasins


Manitobah Mukluks

Location: Winnipeg, MB

The original winter boot. Besides winter mukluks, cozy moccasins and traditional storyboots, they also sell warm mitts and gloves. They have a waterproof collection as well as a Canadian collection, for those chilly winters (rated to -32 degrees C!).

 

 

 

Neechie Gear, Indigenous Online Shop, Lifestyle Apparel


Neechie Gear

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Casual lifestyle apparel including t-shirts, hoodies and hats. Empowering youth to play sports, with 10% of profits helping to fund underprivileged youth to play sports. Shop online! 

 

 

 

 She Native Goods, Elkskin leather purse in mustard colour


She Native

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Sharing indigenous teachings from their ancestors through leather handbags and apparel. They are committed to involving indigenous women and communities in their work. Leather bags are typically Elkskin and come in black and mustard.

 

 

Indi City - Earrings, Indigenous Fashion for everyone


Indi City

Location: Calgary, AB

Authentic indigenous fashion for everyone. Colourful contemporary jewelry with ancestral inspiration.

 

 

 

Skwalwen botanicals, Natural Indigenous beauty brand


Skwálwen Botanicals

Location: Brackendale, BC

Skin care products and experiences, grounded in the natural world and honouring indigenous science and self-care rituals. They carry a variety of bath and body products such as hand sanitizer, soaps, body oils and bath salts.

 

 

 

Satya Organic Skin Care, Natural Eczema relief, indigenous owned skin care  


Satya Organic Skin Care

Location: Vancouver, BC

Natural skincare that is fragrance-free, steroid free and uses organic ingredients. Created as eczema relief, it has anti-inflammatory properties, that soothes and restores skin. The moisturizing formula comes in the form of jars, sticks and travel tins, which are all refillable. They also sell oat bath soaks.

  

 

 

Sisters Sage, Indigenous Bath and Body Products, Handmade Soaps


Sisters Sage

Location: Vancouver, BC

Indigenous sister team that handcrafts wellness and self-care products, with cultural inspiration. Shop from a selection of soaps, smudge sprays, salves, and bath bombs. They focus on sustainability and strive to use only eco-friendly materials.

 

 

 

 Ay Lelum Coast Salish Indigenous Art, Clothing


Ay Lelum

Location: Nanaimo, BC

A variety of Canadian artwork, apparel and related items meant to embrace diversity. The culturally appropriate clothing is designed with family artwork that is all inclusive. They create pieces in their personal studio and by working with manufacturers in British Columbia. Aylelum uses eco-friendly, natural fibres whenever they can.

 

 

 Raven Reads Indigenous Seasonal Subscription Box in Canada


Raven Reads

Location: Kamloops, BC

Seasonal subscription boxes of indigenous literature and gifts delivered to your door. They have set boxes for both adults and children, containing top quality indigenous items. Each box includes at least one newly released book, written by an indigenous author.

 

 

 

 Raven Song Soap and Candle, Handcrafted luxury soap


Raven Song Soap & Candle

Location: Campbell River, BC

Artisan soap made in the cold process tradition. Soaps, bath products and candles are made in small batches, using premium ingredients.  They also carry mists and body powder, and offer locally curated gift boxes.

 

 

 

 Wildflowers & Co. Features Local Makers Across Canada


Wildflowers & Co.

Location: Vancouver Island, BC

An indigenous collective, highlighting Indigenous business owners across British Columbia. They purchase collections for the shop directly from Indigenous artisans. They sell a full range of products, from jewelry and accessories to home goods including bed and bath, clothing, toys and much more.

 

 

 Hinaani Design, Inuit Owned Lifestyle Brand, Arctic Lifestyle


Hinaani Design

Location: Arviat, NU

An Inuit apparel brand founded by a collection of creators in Nunavut. They design and create items such as shirts, home goods and accessories that reflect their Arctic landscape and culture. They even have bedding! They raise awareness of local initiatives and focus on minimal negative impact on the environment.

 

 

 

Yukon Soap Company Small Batch Soap from the Yukon


Yukon Soaps Company

Location: Mayo, YT

Handcrafted indigenous soaps and self-care products including soap bars, bath and body oils, shampoo bars, and sprays. They have items specifically geared to men. Infused with the spirit of the Yukon, the company connects with the community and the earth.

 

 

 Ontario Residents:

Summer Solstice Festivals, Indigenous Experiences, Indigenous Tourism Ontario


Summer Solstice Indigenous Marketplace

Looking to shop Indigenous all in one location? Indigenous Experiences, Summer Solstice Festival and Indigenous Tourism Ontario have teamed up to create a virtual marketplace where you can shop a variety of local indigenous artisans and makers.

It is another great way to shop last minute and local as they are offering next day delivery in Ottawa. You can search by category or vendor, with the option of purchasing online gift cards.

The marketplace is currently active, and will remain open until June 30, 2021.

 

 

All photos were selected from each Indigenous businesses' Instagram accounts. Each photo links to their specific Instagram page. 

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