What can I do? I’ve asked this question of myself many times since the Calls to Action for Truth and Reconciliation came out in 2015.
One of the things I can do immediately is support local Indigenous businesses. With the help of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce’s directory, I found out there are over 60 Indigenous-led businesses in Regina alone!
Whether I’m looking for a haircut or a gym or a hoodie, there are lots of options to choose from, and many also give back to good causes, have a wonderful origin story, or use Indigenous wisdom in their practices.
Here’s a list of ten local Indigenous-led businesses that you can look up right now. Maybe a few of them can become your new go-to.
Natural habitat: Curled up with my cat and a good book. Interesting habits: Writes macabre poetry, reads anything and everything, loves red wine and chocolate. Author of House of Mystery, a collection of fairy tale poems. Currently working on a second book of poetry, tentatively titled Anatomy of a Monster.