Sunshine Tenasco

Sunshine Tenasco

Pow Wow Pitch

Sunshine Tenasco is a mom of four kids from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She is a social entrepreneur and author who believes that business is an exciting place to create positive change. Sunshine launched Her Braids in 2015, a business that creates awareness about the issues of clean drinking water in First Nations communities through beaded pendants, workshops and her children's book, ‘Nibi's Water Song.’

She is also the Founder of Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit that provides Indigenous entrepreneurs with a trusted community, mentorship, training, funds, customers and an audience to start and grow their business. Through Pow Wow Pitch, Sunshine is cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Learning Lab: Building an Indigenous-Led Business

Presented by NACCA

Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island are building businesses driven by Indigenous values that celebrate diverse cultures, protect Mother Earth, reclaim industries and land, and forge new paths for a better future for generations to come. Join this Learning Lab to hear from Indigenous business leaders about their motivations, approaches, decision-making processes and reflections on business and the Indigenous entrepreneurship community. The entrepreneurs approach this conversation with humour, heart, high hopes and decisive responsibility.