Michaelee Lazore

Michaelee Lazore


Michaelee is Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Akwesáhsne and Northern Paiute from Nevada. She founded Sequoia in 2002 making bath and body products inspired by her culture. Sequoia has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Michaelee's kitchen. When Michaelee first started out, she was also working as an engineer designing roads, sewers and ditches. Her passion for creating beautiful soaps drove her to quit her day job as an engineer. Now Sequoia serves customers all over the world with their indigenous inspired products.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Workshop: Using Technology to Build a Sustainable Indigenous Business

Interactive session.

Presented by National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Technology is a key tool to ensuring your business is sustainable. Join this panel to learn about how three Indigenous women are utilizing technology in their business, as a means of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

This session will be moderated by Rowda Mohamud of BDC and will include speakers:

  • Michaelee Lazore, Founder of Sequoia
  • Kahentawaks Tiewishaw, Art Director of Revital Software
  • Natalie Dusome, Founder and Designer of Poppy and Peonies