Southern First Nation Business Directory

Welcome to our directory of authenticated southern First Nation owned businesses.

Here you will find the names, links, and other information about incredible entrepreneurs who are citizens of our 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nations.

We encourage you to visit and support these on and off-reserve businesses as they create sustainable economic growth!

If you know of a business owned by a citizen of one of our southern First Nations that is not on our list, please let us know by emailing media@scoinc.mb.ca!   

October 17-23, 2021 is Small Business Week!

Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes the hard work and dedication of our First Nation business owners.

There is no denying the positive financial impact that First Nation entrepreneurs and people now have on Manitoba. The most recent data from a joint study by SCO, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) and Brandon University shows Indigenous peoples are creating tens of thousands of jobs, providing more than $1 billion in salaries, and contributing $9.3 billion to the provincial economy. Those numbers are irrefutable, and I am excited about the potential for continued growth.

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels

Hot off the Presses

As part of small business week, we want to introduce you to Sean Rayland from Red Rebel Armour. This budding business owner’s family hails from Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation, and he is truly embracing his roots in everything he does. Sean says he is committed to cultural reclamation, reconciliation, and inter-generational healing through his designs and brand voice. He is even mentoring Indigenous youth involved with the criminal justice system by providing culture and employment opportunities to design and create inspiring Indigenized streetwear to awaken the warrior within. Sean, you are a true mentor and inspiration and we are honoured to share your entrepreneurial success story!

Bridging Gaps & Building Futures

As part of our celebration of First Nation entrepreneurs, we would like you to meet the incredible Cheryl Hoffman. For 14 years this citizen of Berens River First Nation has been at the helm of KC Dyslexic Learning Centre. Cheryl and her roster of tutors offer people living with dyslexia and their families the tools and training they need to overcome the hurdles they face. Statistics show that dyslexia has a disproportionate impact on First Nation people and the team at KC is dedicated to helping address that inequality. Cheryl, we honour you for your commitment to improving the quality of life for people in our communities!

First Nation Flow

A global pandemic is not enough to deter this entrepreneur! Tyrone McCorrister-Choken has just opened up his new barber shop 1st & Øriginals in Selkirk. The Peguis First Nation citizen has been cutting hair since he was 15 years old, and boasts members of the Winnipeg Jets as part of his growing client base. Tyrone grew up in south Winnipeg and had been quaffing folks mostly in the city. Now he’s proud to have opened the doors on as he says… “his 100% Indigenous owned shop.”  SCO is equally proud of your accomplishments Tyrone.

Air and Automotive

Amik Aviation

Air Transportation, northern travel to remote communities

513 Airline Rd St. Andrews, MB, R1A 3P4

First Nation Auto

Sales and leasing, commercial and personal, new and used vehicles

Main Office: Peguis First Nation, MB, R0C 3J0

169 Provencher Blvd, WPG, MB

Miskisi Towing & Service

Towing services, full mechanical shop

Main Road, Bloodvein, Manitoba

Treaty Auto

Automotive parts and industrial supplies wholesaler, mechanical servicing

Box 760, Lot 51, Peguis MB R0C 3J0

Branding, Marketing, Printing Services

All Nations Print Ltd.

Digital and variable printing services, design services, print production, event planning and photography services

Unit 7 – 1391 St. James Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0Z1

Red Eagle Design

Graphic Designs

Dreamcatcher Promotions

Brandon, marketing, merch, and retail

100-300 Alpine Way, Headingley, MB R4H 0E1

Construction

Four Directions Skid Steer Service Ltd.

Skid steer and tandem dump truck services, brushing roads and fence lines, hole digging for road signs, fences, large pole. Snow and dirt removal. Gravel haul.

Minitonas, MB & Winnipegosis, MB

JA Smith Construction Management

Construction, project management

Main Office: Gambler First Nation Box 12, Binscarth, MB

Economic Development

Treaty One Development Corp

103-1075 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8

Education, Training, Workshops, Cultural Training/Workshops

AMIK

Cultural sensitivity training, recruitment and selection, smart work ethics, advertising

110-200 Alpine Way, Swan Lake First Nation Headingley, MB R4H 1C8

Cedar Lake Ranch

Workshop facilities, workshops, teachings & sweat lodges, tipi’s & traditional medicine garden, cultural activities

61129 MB-302, Anola, MB R0E 0A0

Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.

Education, training, leadership training, skills development

206-1075 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0R8

KC Dyslexic Learning Centre

Education, tutoring, dyslexic learning services

204-420 Des Meurons Street, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2N9

Turtle Lodge

Education and wellness, traditional knowledge

PO Box 1267 Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0

Yellowquill Universtiy College

Education, university/college

480 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J1

Entertainment

Bloodvein River Lodge

Weekend getaway packages, fishing

Main Road, Bloodvein, Manitoba

South Beach Casino and Resort

Hotel, gaming

1 Ocean Drive, Scanterbury, MB, R0E 1W0

Film and Meda Production

Eagle Vision

Film Production

Head Offices on Long Plain First Nation

Kejic Productions

Production company, film, video, photography, and graphic design

B128-1075 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8

Food

Chicken Delight

Restaurant, take-out

4820 Portage Avenue Headingley Avenue, MB R4H1C8

Feast Café and Bistro

Restaurant, catering, meal kits

587 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1Z7

Peguis Family Foods

Grocery store

Peguis Mall, Highway 224 Peguis, MB R0C 3J0

Gas Bar

Arboc Smoke Shop

Gas bar, smoke shop, convenience store

4820 Portage Avenue Headingley, MB R4H1C8

Chief Peguis One Stop Fisher Branch

Gas bar, convenience store

6 Tache Street Fisher Branch, MB

Peguis Midway

Gas bar, convenience store

On Provincial Highway 224, Peguis, Dallas, MB

Petro Canada

Gas bar, convenience store

490 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB

Selkirk One Stop

Gas bar, convenience store

620 Manitoba Ave, Selkirk, MB R1A 0Z4

Wavers of Brokenhead

Gas bar, convenience store

1 Bear Rd, Scanterbury, MB R0E 1W0

Health, Safety, Pharmacy

Chief Peguis Pharmacy

Health, vaccinations, prescribed medication refills, free deliveries

Peguis Mall, Highway 224 Peguis, MB R0C 3J0

Exchange PPE & Masks

Retail PPE for COVID, safety, health

171 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R4

Peguis Pharmacy – Winnipeg

Health, vaccinations, prescribed medication refills, free deliveries

102-1065 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Peguis Pharmacy – Selkirk

Health, vaccinations, prescribed medication refills, free deliveries

103-620 Manitoba Ave, Selkirk, MB R1A 0Z4

Home and Real Estate Services

Blaynes Custom Cleaning

Cleaning services

First Nation Focus Realty

Real estate services, property management, commercial real estate

300-200 Alpine Way, Headingley, MB R4H 0B7

Floors Entirely “Everything Floors!”

Residential and commercial floor installation services

435 Foch Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R2C 5H9

Mel’s Heating and Air Conditioning Services

2076 Gallagher Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 1T3

Peguis Home Hardware

Building materials, tools

2 Railway Ave, Hodgson, MB R0C 1N0

Turtle Back Homes

Housing, solar power

Main Office: Gambler First Nation Box 12, Binscarth, MB

Retail (Art, Clothing, Gifts)

Anishinaabe Bimishimo

Jingles, Clothing, Blankets, Beadwork

Box 441 – 310 Third Street, Somerset, MB R0G 2L0

B’ESSeeze Leather & Beads Etc.

Retail, Art Supplies, Crafting

1562 Arlington St, Winnipeg, MB R2X 1V5

Cree Star Gifts

Basket & Birch Bark Gift Baskets, Pendleton Blankets, Cree Star Merchandise

201 Dixie Road, Swan River MB, R0L 1Z0

Indigenous Nations Apparel Co.

Clothing, apparel, retail

CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Indigo Arrows

Home decor

Winnipeg, MB

Mother Earth Tobacco

Ceremonial tobacco

Multiple distibutors

Red Rebel Armour

Clothing, retail

Hokawear

Athletic Clothing Brand

Spence Custom Carvings

Soapstone, wood, and antler carvings

Retail (Cannabis)

Flint & Embers DSP

Cannabis, accessories

100-1065 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Uncle Sam’s

Cannabis, accessories

Location #1: 171 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R4

Location # 2: 2367 Ness Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1A5

Personal Services

1st & Originals Barbershop

Barber

227a Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, MB

Tashina’s Hairstyling & Barbering

Cuts, Styles, Fades, Braids, Updos, Hairtattoos

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Professional Services

Indigenous Management Group Inc.

Professional accounting, consulting, and project management services

Suite 616 – 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0B9

JA Smith Construction Management

Project management, construction

Main Office: Gambler First Nation Box 12, Binscarth, MB

One Sky Logistics

Camp management solutions, health and safety

Main Office: 730-3530 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon S79 0B6

Tipi Insurance Partners

Pensions, property & casualty, group benefits, land claim/litigation plan, other specialty products

Suite 100-1075 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8