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What is BUILD Native?

Build Native, is an Indigenous led and built initiative to proudly provide support to entrepreneurs and Shopify merchants who identify as First NationsMétisInuit, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Māori, and Pasifika located in Turtle Island (Canada & United States), Australia, Samoa and Aotearoa (New Zealand) looking to start, build, or scale their business. We can discuss things such as (but not limited to):

  • Starting a new online business
  • Pain points in your existing business
  • Increasing sales and traffic
  • Branding and design
  • Marketing and advertising
  • And much more

Who can participate and attend?

Our events are open to everyone but focused to resource and represent distinct Indigenous peoples as they define/ acknowledge themselves.

What do you mean by "Indigenous"?

It is our teams belief that Indigenous is not an identity in itself but a catch-all analytic as defined by the United Nations as: "Peoples who are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. People that have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live."

Who comprises the Shopify Indigenous team?

The team is comprised of members of multiple Indigenous Nations including Tsimshian from the Kitsumkalum First Nation, Algonquin-Anishinabeg from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, and Māori from Aoteara.

How much does it cost?

We are not charging for our events.

Do you provide live support?

Not currently. If you require support, please contact Shopify Support, we are here in more of a consulting role.

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