Native Business Spotlight

This fun section is dedicated to shining a light on Native entrepreneurs doing amazing things!

Beading Hearts

The name Beading Hearts has a special and personal meaning behind it. The idea for it first came to consciousness in 2019, during a dark period in Madison’s life. She believes her grandmothers have guided her to this path, so she named her business in their honor. “My ancestors have taught me to remember my roots, […]

Qene’s Catering

Qene’s Catering is an Indigenous-based food service business that’s available for catering and Indigenous food consulting, serving on Seliš/Qlispe lands. Some of their favorite ingredients to work with include huckleberries, bison, morel mushrooms, manoomin (wild rice) and local organic produce. They also label their food in Salish, which sparks interest and conversation. Check out some […]

Bison Coffeehouse

Bison Coffeehouse is Portland’s only Native-owned coffee shop and is the culmination of a journey Loretta Guzman embarked on almost a decade ago. After a fight with cancer that almost proved fatal, Loretta (who is in full remission now) conceived of a community space that represented her ancestry and showcased Native-sourced products. After spending two […]

Ginew Inc.

Located in Portland, OR, Ginew is Native Americana: Heirloom-quality goods and garments. Founded in 2010, by Amanda Bruegl and Erik Brodt, Ginew is the first Native-owned denim collection, fusing contemporary Native American style with Ojibwe, Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee design elements. The story of Ginew begins when owners Amanda and Erik jointly crafted the first series […]

In Bloom Salon & Beauty Boutique

Located in the ever-changing Pioneer Square in Seattle and the heart of Stadium District in Tacoma, In Bloom Salon & Beauty Boutique offers quality products and services to ensure the best results for their guests. From hair services, eyebrow microblading to lip blush, the salon offers a variety of services where guests can expect quality, […]

Freddy Throne Art

Pop artist, graphic designer, visual artist. Freddy Throne is a local creative artist who is all of these things. From digital design, murals, to art installation, Freddy has been breaking out in the art scene of the Pacific Northwest. A Spokane tribal member and Airforce veteran, this artist submerges himself in colors of florescent and […]

Pow’Waw Food Truck

Pow’Waw Food Truck is a chef driven food truck that focuses on pre-colonial style Native American cuisine with a modern twist. Take a look at their menu! Food, quality and deliciousness is the goal with their cuisine acting as a bridge to the culture. And if the menu is making you hungry you can find their […]

Counting Coup Media

Preserve the past, share the future. Counting Coup Media’s mission is simple. Although they run as a traditional production company serving many clients, they relish the opportunity to work with Native American tribes on any cultural project. It all started with a group of film students at The Art Institute of Seattle; Michael Kane, Ryan […]

Indigenous Eats

Fast, fresh and filling. These three words describe the new Native American restaurant, Indigenous Eats, that’s opening in Spokane, Washington on August 15. Located next to Gonzaga University’s campus, Indigenous Eats serves contemporary Native American comfort food, including fry bread, Indian tacos, and desserts served with huckleberry sauce. The fry bread is also prepared using […]

Beauty & Grace

Beauty & Grace, LLC located right here in Spokane, Washington provides botox and lip fillers for esthetic purposes from a Family Nurse Practitioner with 17 years of experience in the medical field. Botox helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are cause by facial muscle movement. Botox works to block nerve […]

DJ Big Rez

David Hillaire aka DJ Big Rez is a professional DJ who loves music and has been in business since 2001. Starting off as a mobile DJ, he did personal parties, weddings and business parties before expanding into night clubs. He provides his services to a variety of venues including private events, night clubs, sporting events, […]

Bellastro Construction Inc.

Bellastro Construction Inc.’s services are built for you. Established in 2002, Bellastro Construction Inc. is a full-service construction firm offering design built, construction management and general contracting services. At Bellastro, they protect their reputation for excellent customer service, and provide the highest quality craftsmanship while maintaining competitive prices. They make this possible through utilizing responsible […]

Tallan Paul Investigations, LLC

Growing up in Northwestern Washington, Tallan Paul developed an early interest in solving mysteries. He was exposed to investigations through work at a private security firm where he realized an instant affinity for the problem solving process. Now back home in Bellingham, WA, Tallan is pursuing his investigative career where he specializes in criminal defense […]

War Pony Pictures LLC

From a young age, Derrick LaMere was taught about the about of storytelling from his elders on the Colville Indian Reservation. His people have used storytelling to teach and preserve their traditional knowledge for generations. For the past 10+ years, Derrick has put traditional practice into motion and has been fortunate enough to help create […]

Sky Bear Media

Headquartered in Olympia, WA, Sky Bear Media is a full-service video production company that is licensed and insured to do business in the state. The company has years of experience in creating media for the digital space, from script to screen, and has worked with Washington State government, Tribes, tribal organizations, corporations, small business and […]

Copper Canoe Woman

Vina Brown is the owner and creator of Copper Canoe Woman (CCW), a small family-owned business. CCW is an Indigenous jewelry design business whose aesthetic is rooted in ancestral culture, stories, and adornment art. The essence of CCW is about showcasing authentic place-based, yet modern Indigenous designs. Their jewelry is infused with elements of Vina’s […]

Salishan Sturgeon Nose Canoes

Started by Shawn Brigman, PhD, in 2015, Salishan Sturgeon Nose Canoes is a Native-owned business business with a focus on increasing visual literacy awareness on signifiers of the unique and distinct northern Plateau canoe styles and village implementations. The canoe shapes, construction techniques, and other characteristics are created using centuries-old local patterns. Brigman’s creative practice […]

Red Planet Books & Comics

Founded in 2017, Red Planet is the only Indigenous comic shop in the world and specialized in promoting and distributing Native comics, books, games, toys and collectibles. Not only that, it is also the headquarters for both the Indigenous Comic Con and Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. Their goal is to support and […]

Galanda Broadman PLLC

Galanda Broadman PLLC is an Indigenous rights law firm with nine lawyers and offices in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, and Bend, Oregon. The firm fights for Indigenous Peoples to protect and defend Treaty rights, economic rights, and human rights. Galanda Broadman PLLC capabilities include Complex Litigation such as Treaty Rights, Cultural Property, Gaming, etc., Outside […]

1 Shot Boondocks

The business was created in 2016 and located in Rio Rancho, NM. 1 Shot Boondocks reflects the independent and wild spirit. They cater to the explorer, the do-it-yourselfer, the lovers of the outdoors. 1 Shot Boondocks is owned by Chamisa Radford, a female firearm owner and manufacturer. She has a passion for lightweight and easy […]

Redtail Accounting

Redtail Accounting is owned by Tina Begay. Redtail Accounting specializes in cannabis and nonprofit accounting procedures and bookkeeping. Redtail Accounting offers an all-in-one virtual accounting services with an affordable, flat monthly fee. All services are performed remotely by the dedicated team of accounting experts. Visit her website here. You can also check out her LinkedIn […]

Barefaced Beauty

Barefaced Beauty is owned by Kylee Peone. She created Barefaced Beauty to help people feel confident in their own skin. With 8 years of experience in the industry, she focuses on sharing her knowledge of skin and beauty with all her clients. Kylee offers custom facials, advanced skin treatments such as microneedling and chemical peels, […]

Honey Lodge

Purchase with a purpose! Honey Lodge Youth Enterprise is a Program of Lakota Youth Development (LYD). When Lakota Youth Development was facing a lack of funding for youth programs and also looking at the unemployment challenges facing Lakota youth, they turned to their own youth members to participate in creating solutions. The Mato Tasunka Wakinyan […]

Creative Native Customs

Creative Native Customs is owned by a young entrepreneur, Mariah Thompson. Mariah specializes in creating merchandise with meaning. She specializes in memorial orders & creating original designs of loved ones who’ve passed on. Mariah can make custom designs specifically requested by customers & places them onto any clothing. Mariah’s website is currently under construction. However, […]

Beadwork by Nerayda Ganuelas

Beadwork by Nerayda Ganuelas is beadwork artist who offers high quality beadwork. All of the beadwork on her ‘Hey Dudes’ are her own unique designs. These shoe designs can be paired with beaded earrings, keychains or a hat! Nerayda Ganuelas takes pride in her amazing beadwork! See her creations on Instagram. Stay up to date […]

Zelo Living

Zelo Living’s intent is to offer their clients program-based solutions that align with their healthy lifestyle goals. Their lifestyle programs are designed to use the science of the body. It’s their promise to provide clients with the best care, products, and services that capture nutritional, medical, and holistic remedies. Zelo takes a different approach to […]

Unitary Apparel

Unitary’s founder Cody Miller gets inspiration and passion from his Native background. He uses Native pop culture and tapestry from across the country to create urban fashion that looks great on everyone. The clothing created at Unitary are all high-quality garments created with you in mind. If you like legit apparel, our line is for […]

Zacherle Glass

Owner of Zacherle Glass, Niki Zacherle, offers a host of beautiful handmade jewelry and hand-blown glass pretties. Her work can also be found in other local Indigenous-owned businesses such as Modern Tipi and Wenatchi Wear. Support your local, woman, Indigenous-owned business! Visit her website here. You can also check out her Instagram. Stay up to […]

The BLVD Coffee Company

The Blvd Coffee Company is located in Spokane, WA. They serve up locally roasted coffee by your favorite baristas on Northwest Blvd. They also have some of the cutest merch on the Blvd! Stop by and support your local woman, Indigenous-owned business! You can check out their Facebook and Instagram. Stay up to date on […]

Zephyr Lemonade

Zephyr Lemonade started in a 10×10 tent with a $2,000 loan from the owner Estabon’s, mother. His lemonade business now has two vending trailers and two branded vending tents. Zephyr Lemonade is the only Native-owned business operating at The Gorge Amphitheatre and White River Amphitheatre. You will also see this crew at other large events! […]

Star Village Coffee

Star Village Coffee Roasters embodies a cultural ethos of indigenous entrepreneurship, which are self-determined, resurgent, and self-sustained. Their approach to making coffee combines old wisdom with new insight, to create roast profiles that surprise at every turn. They’d like to imagine that their coffee inspiration exists in a creative space of compromise, where the desert […]

Wenatchi Wear

Wenatchi Wear clothing company was created by an Indigenous woman who is passionate about art, culture, nature and quality apparel. They believe in building a clothing brand that creates pride & community while focusing on amplifying local Native American tribes. They specialize in apparel for men & women: t-shirts, tank tops, snapbacks, hoodies, stickers, and […]

Back In The Day Vintage

Back In The Day Vintage offers a wide range of vintage clothing. Owner, June Reeves has secured a large collection of clothing and accessories you never thought you would see again. Visit Back In The Day Vintage located inside Chosen Vintage, in beautiful downtown Spokane. You can check out their Facebook and Instagram. Stay up […]

Inter-Tribal Beauty

Octavia Lewis brings over 4 years of experience helping you obtain an age-defying, skin-clearing ritual to regain your confidence. Inter-Tribal Beauty was founded in 2017 in order to bridge the gap between the base (skin) and a flawless makeup application. Octavia focuses on progressive and corrective skincare for anyone who wants better skin. Visit their […]

Moses Meadows Equine Services

Carly brings 30 years of experience and professional training to meet your equine-related needs including safe, secure boarding, training, riding lessons, and more. Her purpose is to provide you peace of mind for the safe transportation of your horse(s). Whether you need your horse moved to new ground across the county or you’re bringing your […]

Modern Tipi

Modern Tipi features products handmade by Native American artists from the Pacific Northwest. The variety of Native Art in this beautiful downtown location is astonishing! Visit Modern Tipi at the Saranac Commons in Downtown Spokane. You can also check out their Facebook page. Stay up to date on Native small business resources as they become […]

Trax Mobile Tire

Trax Mobile Tire offers mobile tire service and repair to Spokane and surrounding areas. Gone are the days when you had to sit in the tire shop for hours and take time off work to get your tires serviced. This mobile tire service company will come to you, wherever you are! Visit their website here. […]

Swan Innovations LP

Swan Innovations LP offers unique and transformational experiences for Indigenous communities and those who serve them. They provide innovative training and creative health and wellness content aligned with Indigenous values and worldviews, with an emphasis on intergenerational trauma impacting Native Americans, Indigenous language and culture trainings, and a wide variety of cultural resources. Visit their […]

Morning Light Kombucha

Morning Light Kombucha’s mission is to provide the highest quality Kombucha tea that nourishes their community, supports their local economy, strengthens local food systems and allows them to give back to Native American communities. They are committed to environmentally conscious business practices, that include minimizing waste and inspiring sustainability in NE Kansas. Visit their website […]

Native Wax with Connie Danger

Native Wax with Connie Danger This edition of the Native Business Spotlight features Native Wax, a Native woman-owned business owned by Connie Danger, a member of the Upper Skagit Tribe. Connie is an Esthetician with 11 years of experience who received her education and training at the Gary Manual Aveda Institute in Seattle, WA. COVID-19 […]

The Boulevard Coffee Company

We are thrilled to announce Vanessa Abrahamson as our first Native Business Spotlight. Please listen to her story on being a Washington State business owner through the COVID pandemic.