Indigenous entrepreneurs hope to bridge their culture and Fort McMurray with trading network – Belleville Intelligencer

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Indigenous entrepreneurs hope to bridge their culture and Fort McMurray with trading network – Belleville Intelligencer

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202019 Views

A passion for sharing their culture has inspired two Indigenous entrepreneurs to create a trading network open to everyone in the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo area.

Jes Croucher and Sheena Chrystal launched the Nistawâyâw Traditional Trading project on Facebook and Instagram in late November with the goal of teaching respectful trading.

Croucher, who is part of the Fort McMurray 468 First Nation, runs Pawâmiw Creative, which showcases Indigenous art and plans events. Pawâmiw is Cree for “she/he has a dream spirit.”

Chrystal, who is part of McMurray Métis, runs Omisimâw Wellness, which sells locally-sourced herbal medicines. Omisimâw is Cree for “oldest daughter.” The Nistawâyâw Traditional Trading project is a collaboration between the two businesses.

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