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NEW TOWN, N.D. — Few entrepreneurs combine commerce and community quite like Lauren Good Day.

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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Navajo shoe designer Dewayne Dale is done with the mainstream footwear industry’s mockery of the moccasin.

His mission: to reclaim the moccasin as a Native American footwear.

Watecha Bowl
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Despite the ongoing pandemic that has devastated the restaurant industry, one Native American chef has decided the timing is right to invest in a permanent home for his food truck business.

Chenae Bullock
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Chenae Bullock believes that when a tribal member succeeds, so does her tribe.

Fierce Ones dolls
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CROW RESERVATION, Mont. — Up until last summer, colorful floral beadwork had always been artist and fashion designer Carrie Moran McCleary’s calling card with her Plains Soul brand. 

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HELENA, Mont. — Thirty-four Native American-owned businesses received grant support from the state of Montana to help fund growth-related activities. 

Destiny Seymour
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Home décor firm Indigo Arrows recently turned its textile expertise to creating masks in partnership with garment manufacturers Freed and Freed.

Red Berry Woman bodice
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NEW TOWN, N.D. — When the spotlight shone on teen Standing Rock Sioux activist Alice Brownotter during the 2018 Academy Awards, it was a breakthrough moment for Indigenous causes — and couture. 

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — In Rapid City and surrounding areas, Cheyenne River Sioux entrepreneur Lily Mendoza and the Bird Cage Book Store and Mercantile are the name and place to know for a massive selection of Native books.

Traditions Accessories
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LEWISTON, Idaho — Native-owned Traditions Gift Shop offers a stunning spectrum of products and price points.