Later this month Canada will observe its second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Established as a day of remembrance and reflection, this particular holiday is an opportunity to learn, uplift and support the indigenous community. One way of doing that is to shop and share local – not just on the 30th, but year-round. From food, clothing and jewellery – here are 7 indigenous-owned businesses in Calgary you should check out right now.

PAWTICULAR 

The only Indigenous-owned pet supply store in Calgary, Pawticular is a health-focused shop that sells everything from food, beds, apparel, toys, crates, treats and so much more.

Where: 2515 90 Ave SW, Unit 149, Calgary

MANY CHIEF TOURS

See the city of Calgary through a new pair of eyes! With the help of a Many Chief tour guide, explore and learn to appreciate the areas that have cultural significance to the Blackfoot people and gain a new respect for the places that you may have walked 100 times before.

Where: See tours here

MOONSTONE CREATION

 

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A one-of-a-kind shop, Moonstone carries everything from jewelry to clothing, All items in this store have been sourced from local indigenous artists – plus they offer classes, so you can learn how to make your own unique pieces. Check it out and enjoy!

Where: 1219 10 Avenue SE, Calgary

49DZINE

Love to craft? Check out 49Dzine, a shop that sells fabric, supplies, accessories and handmade goods, like men’s and women’s clothing. From tops and jackets to dresses and more, this store really has it all.

Where: 3419 12th St NE, Unit 10, Calgary

MYSTICAL METIS

 

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Selling clothing, jewelry, home goods and more, Mystical Metis is 100% indigenous-owned and operated. Here, the items are high-quality, colourful and unique!

Where: Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Ave. Southeast, Calgary

AAHKSOYO’P CATERING

Comfort food? Who doesn’t love it? Whether you’ve got a birthday party, wedding or anniversary coming up, event planners with an appetite are encouraged to order from At Aahksoyo’p’s extensive menu of items that will hug you from the inside out. Delish!

Where: Online here

COLOURING IT FORWARD


A collaborative not-for-profit, Colouring It Forward sells everything from mugs and activity books, to greeting cards, stickers, shirts and more – all make by indigenous talent. Check it out and support local artists!

Where: Online here

There you have it. 7 indigenous-owned businesses in Calgary you should check out right now. There are some pretty incredible artists out there, folks!