Indigenous Entrepreneurship with Redbird Circle

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Workshops

These workshops will offer students an opportunity to learn about the duality in entrepreneurship and innovation, and invite them to think in new ways about themselves, their community, and our connection to the spirit of the land.

The workshops will be lead by Redbird Circle in partnership with The University of Toronto, bringing an Indigenous and non-Indigenous lens to entrepreneurship. These workshops aim to build traditional knowledge, build community, facilitate partnerships and mentorships, and build pathways to success for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Who is this program for? This program is designed to inspire Indigenous People from across Canada. We are looking for individuals interested in traditional knowledge, community and entrepreneurship.

Do I need to attend all the sessions? No, there is no application process and you can register for as many workshops as you wish to attend. Participants that attend 80% of the sessions will be given a Certificate of Completion. This program is FREE.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Foster Indigenous identity
  • Increase connection to the community
  • Promote entrepreneurship and innovation as a career pathway
  • Improve well-being

About Redbird Circle

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At Redbird Circle Inc, we empower Indigenous Governments and their People by merging Indigenous Knowledge, entrepreneurship and innovative learning approaches. Through strategic post-secondary partnerships, we offer multiple (virtual) courses on leadership, business creation, innovation, strategy and investment through an Indigenous lens. The Redbird Circle Inc. logo was designed by Indigenous artist Jay Bell Redbird.


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Jonathon Araujo Redbird is the co-founder of Redbird Circle Inc. and Lead Instructor for the workshops. He is a band member of Saugeen Ojibway Nation with ancestry from Wikwemikong Unceded. Jonathon has been an entrepreneur for nearly 2 decades; developing key skills in finance, corporate strategy, networking, leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Jonathon has visited over 250 Indigenous communities across Mother Earth learning and teaching on his journey. Jonathon is passionate about personal development focusing on heart, mind, body, and spirit to improve self and community. Chi Miigwetch

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Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.