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Stories We Tell

Vanguard: The Lengths This Indigenous Jeweler Went to for Her Craft

Tania Larsson is a Gwich’in maker of fine jewelry. Listen to Tania Larsson tell her story on our Podcast Vanguard...

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Manitobah Mukluks shares success with Indigenous communities

Founded with a vision to build a vibrant global brand, Manitobah Mukluks helps keep Indigenous traditions alive through artist programs

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Overdraft: How the founder of Cheekbone Beauty Is Changing Lives—Including Her Own—Through a $500 Start-up

This is the story of how Ojibwe entrepreneur Jenn Harper’s beauty business—an idea that once came to her in a dream—saved her life.

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The Tłı̨chǫ Nation: Tłı̨chǫ Online Store Video

The Tłı̨chǫ online store is a creative outlet for the artwork of the Tłı̨chǫ people. In this film John B. Zoe explains the way in which the land informs the creations of the Tłı̨chǫ people and how those creations act as a means of maintaining and reclaiming cultural identity.

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These Designers Are Showcasing Indigenous Communities to Change Fashion

Everyone’s motivation for starting a business is different, but there’s one factor that comes up more often than most when talking with Indigenous founders: community...

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Vanguard: How A Tribe Called Red Brought Activism to the Dance Floor

Bear Witness is a co-founder of A Tribe Called Red, a Canadian DJ collective that blends hip-hop and EDM with traditional powwow drums and vocals. Bear tells his story on the Vanguard Podcast...

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