Indigenous people are the original stewards of the land, a tradition that has continued through the centuries. Today, businesses from all areas of commerce are owned by native people who understand the need for sustainable products. These companies honor that connection to the planet and its inhabitants, giving consumers a way to support native heritage while making purchasing decisions that protect the environment . Here are some Indigenous-owned brands you can support. The Orenda Tribe Founded in 2016 by Zaid Souqi after a life-changing experience working with orphans and children, The Orenda Tribe’s “mission is to raise awareness on social issues through art and story-telling and we are driven by three main values; Empowerment, Community and Sustainability.” The company merges these ideas by educating youth during play with art workshops that highlight topics ranging from child marriage to bullying to environmental pollution . For every T-shirt you buy, The Orenda Tribe will enroll a child in its art of hope initiative, which empowers children in orphanages, refugee camps, hospitals, and other difficult situations throughout Jordan. Maloga Art Shanai Kellett of @malogaart comes from Yorta Yorta/Juru descent and produces contemporary Indigenous ‘sand art’ that she told Team Timbuktu, “symbolises that […]

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