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How Indigenous entrepreneurs came together to discuss food sovereignty issues – The Varsity
by ahnationtalk onDecember 6, 202144 Views
Earlier this year, UTM’s entrepreneurship hub, ICUBE, partnered with Redbird Circle Inc. to launch the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program — a 16-week initiative focused on eliminating barriers and facilitating mentorships for Indigenous entrepreneurs and leaders.
The program, which ran from March through June 2021, gathered participants from across Canada to cooperatively find entrepreneurial solutions to promote sustainable food systems and clean living. The theme was chosen with the help of community feedback and in light of the food insecurity crisis in Indigenous households, which is a severe problem that affects most communities in the country.
The Varsity sat down with the founders of Redbird Circle Inc., Jonathon Araujo Redbird and Christina Tachtampa, to learn about the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program.