37 Indigenous-Owned Businesses You'll Want to Check Out

Get apparel, jewelry, and other items from Indigenous creators, and learn where you can find more Native-owned brands to shop.
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Have you been wondering how to support minority-owned businesses? Consumers are being called on to support various communities, and while many of them want to, they may find it hard to figure out the best way to do so. Obviously, one of the easiest ways to support members of these groups is by shopping businesses they own. That way, your dollars are going directly to them and you're skipping the middleman.

To help you start finding entrepreneurs you want to support, we've compiled a list of some of the most popular Indigenous-owned businesses below.

37 Indigenous-Owned Businesses to Support

Brand What You Can Buy
Aconav Clothing, handbags, accessories
Alano Edzerza Fine art
Ataumbi Metals Jewelry
B.Yellowtail Jewelry, home goods, skin care
Bedré Specialty chocolate foods
Beyond Buckskin Boutique Clothing, jewelry, home goods, cosmetics
Bison Star Naturals Clothing, cosmetics, skin care
Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics, tools
Eighth Generation Clothing, accessories, home goods, jewelry, fine art
Emmett Navakuku Jewelry
Etkie Beaded bracelets
Ginew Clothing, accessories
I Am Anishinaabe Clothing, jewelry, accessories
Indigo Arrows Home goods
Kotah Bear Jewelry, home goods, accessories
Lauren Good Day Clothing, accessories
Manitobah Mukluks Shoes, mitts, gloves
Medicine of the People Skin care, personal care
Native Gorilla Clothing, jewelry, accessories
NotAbove Jewelry, rugs
NSRGNTS Clothing, home goods, accessories, jewelry
OXDX Clothing Clothing, art
Quw'utsun' Made Skin care, candles, fragrances, stickers, clothing
Raven Reads Literature, giftware
Satya Organic skin care
Séka Hills Specialty foods
Sequoia Skin care, candles
SheNative Clothing, accessories
Shima' Skin care, specialty foods
Sister Sky Skin care, hair care
Sisters Sage Skin care, spiritual items
Skwálwen Botanicals Skin care
The NTVS Clothing, accessories, art
Thunder Voice Hat Co. Hats, clothing, accessories, art
TPMOCS Baby moccasins
Trickster Company Clothing, paper goods, home goods
Urban Native Era Clothing, accessories

How to Find Indigenous-Owned Businesses Online

Etsy

Known for its independent sellers and unique artists, Etsy actually makes it fairly easy to find Indigenous-owned Etsy shops. Simply search "Native owned" on the platform, and you'll be rewarded with pages of results, as well as related searches to perform. For instance, you might be able to narrow your search by looking for "Native owned shops," "Native owned shops jewelry," "Native owned jewelry," "Native owned dreamcatcher," or "Native owned blanket."

Beyond Buckskin

While Beyond Buckskin has its own items available, it also does a great job of supporting other Indigenous-owned businesses. Check out the site's Buy Native List tab to see other shops to support, conveniently divvied up into related categories.

Search 'Native owned' on Etsy and you'll be rewarded with pages of results, as well as related searches to perform.

For example, you can check "Wear" to find clothing, jewelry, and accessories, and "Look" to find decor and art. "Feel" includes beauty, skin care, and health products, while "Taste" has food and drink; "Listen + Read" has music and books. You can also check out the site owner's Etsy page for even more.

NativeWeb

The site looks a bit dated, but the directory at NativeWeb can still give you a good look at Indigenous-owned businesses to support. The list includes the name and description for each business, as well as the nation the business is owned by and its physical location. That means you can track down Native-owned businesses to support and focus on shopping locally, if you'd like.

SEE ALSO: 30 Black-Owned Clothing Lines You Can Support Right Now

AIBA

Known as the American Indian Business Alliance, this site allows you to find Native-owned businesses by searching categories, locations, and keywords. For example, browse under categories like Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Arts, Crafts, & Culture; Attorney & Legal; Health Services; Retail Trade; and more. There's also a directory page where you can peruse the complete list of businesses from A to Z.

More Tips for Shopping Native-Owned Businesses

With so many businesses online to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your options. And if you want to make sure you're supporting a legitimately Native-owned business, you may have to do a little extra legwork.

Read the "About Us" section of their website. Many Native owners announce what tribe or tribal nation they're citizens of, but this isn't always the case. Still, many businesses that are Indigenous-run make that distinction, and will even note tribal history and if they fund any education efforts.

You may have to do extra legwork to make sure you're supporting a legitimately Native-owned business.

Beware if there's sketchy language. Sometimes businesses claim to be Native-owned in order to boost sales, but they may only be selling items that are Native-made, with none of the profits going to the artisans themselves.

Investigate social media pages. If you're curious about a company, check their social media presence. What they post can provide a good indication of their values. For instance, maybe they claim to be diverse, but all of their social media pages feature pictures of white models. In that case, they might not value diversity as much as they claim. Additionally, if the business doesn't seem to have any real knowledge of the tribe they're supposedly citizens of or support, it's another indication that they may be stretching the truth about who they are and what they do.


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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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saponi
Thank you for highlighting Indigenous business. I am an East Coast Native and I appreciate the info.