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Sovereignty and Native Excellence

Here at Heart Berry, this small business on the Rez, we are committed to Sovereignty.  Sovereignty of our community, our culture, our economy, our bodies, and our futures.  We love to utilize our cultural art and our space here with you to build that sovereignty.  With the power of your support and collaboration of the MN Wonderwall our give backs to the ICWA Law Center and Wakan Tipi donated over $16,000! Just imagine what is possible! At a recent awards ceremony I was inspired to create a scholarship for Native students seeking education past high school.  We have so much power to create space that supports our young native scholars and build a future more independent, more sovereign, than we...

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Gathering Abundance

We know how life is as a busy entrepreneur.  We are often so busy solving problems, creating new pathways, and running our day to day we don't get to pause and reflect often.  In our effort to build community and role model collaboration over competition we are gathering other Native entrepreneurs together to share together.   What if we created a space FOR US? A space to share things we are learning, a place to talk about how our values drive our business?  At Heart Berry we are in a constant state of learning and growth. No two days are the same and we have to be endlessly flexible as small businesses.  We can learn from each other!   We think we...

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Collaboration over Competition

How Native businesses can and are doing it our way The message around business is so often "competition competition competition" which drives a lot of Native aspiring business owners and dreamers away.  Because we come from a value system that prioritizes the whole over the individual this tension can prove too hard to bear. The notion of competition is built on a scarcity mindset and when we come from communities that suffer the greatest scarcity, this can feel daunting.  Collaboration comes from an abundance mindset and says "we all do better when we all do better." As tribal people, it is oppositional to our way to see others as our competition, our enemy, and where we are trying to always run...

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New Approaches to Native Business

Twin Cities Business Magazine: Native Entrepreneurs take on the future with new approaches to old ways Native people have always been barterers, makers, and community builders.  These innovators are taking these innovations to new heights. Alongside innovators like Sioux Chef Sean Sherman and fellow Fond du Lac entrepeneur Round Lake Traditions we continue to adapt and grow Read the article    

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