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December 1, 2021

First Nation Shopping Guide

‘Tis the season to support Indigenous creators! This holiday season, we’re promoting the work of our local southern First Nation artists. Check out their profiles below and start your holiday shopping now!

Anishinaabe Bimishimo

Website: // IG: @anishinaabebimishimo // FB: Anishinaabe Bimishimo //

Émilie McKinney and her mother Natalie Foidart are the amazing folks who founded Anishinaabe Bimishimo out of Swan Lake First Nation. It all started when Émilie was 16. She was already an internationally acclaimed hoop, fancy, jingle and traditional dancer and a burgeoning artist. When her local jingle supplier retired, she decided to fill the gaps here in Manitoba. She and her mom now supply jingles, blankets and clothing to customers all over the world.

Anishinaabe Girl Designs

Website: // IG: @ anishinaabegirl // FB: Anishinaabe Girl

Owner and designer Shauna Fontaine Anishinaabekwe is a proud urban member of Sagkeeng First Nation. She began her love affair with beads over 20 years ago, when her late mother gifted her with a small number of seed beads as a youth. This gift inspired a lifelong passion for this artistic expression.

A self-taught aspiring artist, her talent blossomed after the loss of her mother in 2000. Beading became a place of healing and forgiveness, where she could connect with her mother through the gift of art.

Anne Mulaire Designs

Website: // IG: @annemulaire // FB: Anne Mulaire Designs

Anne was raised to embrace her Anishinaabe/French Métis héritage, respect all people, and honour the planet we share. These teachings have guided her as a businesswoman, a designer, and most importantly as an individual.

Boreal Workshop

Website: // IG: @borealworkshop // FB: Boreal Workshop

Boreal Workshop is a family business owned by a Maskéko/Anishinaabe/Métis Ikwe member of Ochekwi-Sipi Cree Nation (Fisher River).

They design and manufacture hand made fine jewellery and functional art objects, and specialize in gold, silver, and copper jewellery, diamond and coloured stone jewellery, earrings, rings and wedding rings.

Chantal Daniels

Website: // IG: @chanta.daniels.thisisme // FB: Chantal Daniels Inc.

Chantal Daniels, a Cree woman from Misipawistik Cree Nation, is descended from a long line of matriarchs. Just as she has been guided by the woman of her family, her heart-work lies in walking with woman and helping them step into their own truth.

Crafting with Grace

Website: // IG: @crafting.with.grace

“I’ve been creating and crafting my whole life. Now as a mom, I’ve found a whole new appreciation for it. I have two kids. My time as a stay at home mom is what sparked this new creativity. Even now that I am back working full time, I find crafting (and hopefully blogging) as the perfect outlet from the stresses of work, raising kids and Covid.”

Cree-Ations & Artist Showcase

IG: @creeationscanada // FB: Cree-Ations & Artist Showcase

Cree-ations & artist showcase is our small family run business, we cree-ate one of a kind handmade gifts. We make custom mukluks, moccasins,etc.

Dreamcatcher Promotions

Website: // IG: @dreamcatcher_promotions // FB: Dreamcatcher Promotions

Dreamcatcher Promotions is a 100% Indigenous owned and operated business offering high quality assured service to customers from coast to coast. They have been in operation since 2012.

Ikwe Creations

IG: @ikwecreations // FB: IkweCreations

Two young Anishinaabe women, Alicia Rae and Teagan, originally from Treaty 2 territory, who love to make beadwork and ribbon skirts.

INAC – Indigenous Nations Apparel Co.

Website: // FB: INAC – Indigenous Nations Apparel Co.

INAC (Indigenous Nations Apparel Company) is an Indigenous clothing company located in Winnipeg. It was formed in 2021 with one purpose: To offer companies, communities, artists, sports teams, and more, an opportunity to create custom t-shirts at any volume for any purpose. They are the first in Manitoba with the equipment and knowledge to offer this new, cost effective and high quality method of custom apparel production. Indigenous voices have been wanting to be heard and they’re the place to do it!

Indigo Arrows

FB: Indigo Arrows // IG: @indigo_arrows //

Destiny Seymour is an Anishinaabe interior designer and the founder of Indigo Arrows. Destiny creates small-batch textiles with gorgeous traditional pottery and bone tool patterns. Destiny believes the world needs more than just exhibitions when it comes to #Indigenous art. She feels we need these patterns in our homes provoking thought; bridging gaps; and inspiring our loved ones!

JDM Indigenous Designs

FB: J.D.M. Indigenous Designs

Gift-giving with a good cause! Run by Gerri-Lee MamaBear Mcpherson-Pangman and Kim McPherson this #Winnipeg-based company not only creates beautiful pieces, but also gives part of its proceeds to support families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

MANTiC – Indigenous/Metaphysical

Website: // IG: @manticmetaphysical // FB: Mantic Metaphysical

A family-owned indigenous and metaphysical store. Hoping to provide positive enlightenment from their shop to your home. Owner Rachael Campbell is originally from Duck Bay, Man., a community situated along the western shores of Lake Winnipegosis, but she was raised in the North End.

Medicine Garden Society

FB: Medicine Garden Society // IG: @medicinegardensociety //

Dana Connolly from Peguis First Nation and Swan Lake First Nation!

Co-founder Dana Connolly is from Peguis First Nation and Swan Lake First Nation. They make lovingly harvested, traditional medicines like sage, sweetgrass, and muskeg tea. Medicine Garden Society is inspired by reclaiming and honouring relationships with the land and waters. All wellness products are handmade and infused with Manitoba prairie medicines that are harvested with love and prayers; including tobacco offerings.


Website: IG: @nativelovenotes

Native Lovenotes is a 100% Indigenous-owned design company located on Treaty One Territory that creates stickers, stationery, T-shirts, prints, buttons and other merchandise. Owner Amy is from Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

Nimis Creations

Website: Nimis Creations // IG: @nimiscreations

Nimis Creations {Nimis (big sister) in cree} designs a variety of art from beadwork made with all types of beads, tanned moose and deer hide, antler bone, birchbark, porcupine quills, caribou hair and sweetgrass – to mosaic wood art, triangle wood shelves made from salvaged wood, and Indigenous patterned face masks. Blanche Chief, the artist behind Nimis Creationsis a proud First Nations woman who is bringing traditional knowledge and creative practices to the forefront through her beadwork and art.

Nishiin Designs

Website: // IG: @nishiindesigns // FB: Nishiin Designs

Nishiin Designs is an Indigenous accessories brand based in Sagkeeng First Nation offering unique styles, designs and concepts that are an expression of our beautiful culture.

Red Rebel Armour

Website: // IG: @red.rebel.armour // FB: Red Rebel Armour

Founded in 2018, Red Rebel Armour sells its authentic Indigenized streetwear brand and provides apparel printing services to fund its social purpose. All products are designed in the spirit of truth and reconciliation, culture reclamation, social justice, and inter-generational healing. This budding business owner’s family hails from Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation. . providing culture and employment opportunities to design and create inspiring Indigenized streetwear to awaken the warrior within.

Red Road Clothing

Website: // IG: @clothingredroad // FB: Red Road Clothing

Indigenous-owned clothing company. Owner Crissy Slater and family came out with their first design “Berry Fast” in honour of their daughter’s Coming of Age Ceremony. 

Rez Gal Lashes

FB: RezGal Lashes // IG: @rezgallashes //

Brandi Woodhouse, Anishinaabe from Pinaymootang First Nation.

Rez Gal lashes owner Brandi Woodhouse hails from Pinaymootang First Nation. Her creations are perfect for those “glamourous” people on your gift list.

Sharecuterie Winnipeg

Website: // FB: Sharecuterie // IG: @sharecuterie.wpg

An Indigenous-owned business that creates charcuterie boards. Each board will contain artisanal cheeses as well as a variety of cured meats, fresh/dried fruit, crackers, pretzels, nuts, chocolate, toffee, jellies, jams, honey and so much more!

Teekca’s Aboriginal Boutique

Website: IG: @teekcasboutique // FB: Teekca’s Boutique

Locally made moccasins, mukluks, and mitts. Original Paintings, dream catchers, caribou tufting, hand-painted ornaments, jewelry: silver and southwest turquoise. Soapstone Carvings, beadwork and much, much more! The shop is owned and operated by Marilyn Tanner-Spence and Walter Spence.

Turtle Woman Indigenous Wear

Website: // IG: // FB: Turtle Woman Indigenous Wear

Created by seamstresses April Tawipisim, Dawn Flett and Marilyn Harris, this shop offers traditional Indigenous clothing and other products. They also offer beading classes, so consider paying for a class or two as a super unique gift!

Related Links:

Indigenous Gift Giving Guide by Tasha Spillett

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