Serving the Community: The Bears' Lair Series (Season 1, Ep. 1)
Catalogue Number: AS0651
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Subject: Arts, Business Studies, Canadian Social Studies, Career Education, Economics, First Nations Studies, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Marketing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Tech/Voc
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2022
Running Time: 22:03
In this series opener, we meet the four Bears (contest judges) and the first three Indigenous-owned businesses competing for the episode prize of $10,000 and the chance to win the grand prize of $100,000! Competitors include the Métis owners of Alberta Canine Inc. who currently train working canines to help tribal police find opioids; the Cree founder of Indigenous Box Inc, which provides a subscription custom indigenous artisan gift program; and Sapling and Flint, a Six Nations retail and wholesale gold and silver jewelry manufacturer.
Dakota & Jesse- Mohawk Nation - Ohswé:ken, ON – SAPLING & FLINT - A jewelry industry leader for luxury products that are Indigenous-made, bringing arts-based job opportunities to their home village of Ohswé:ken, and sharing the story of Turtle Island with the world from a place of authenticity and true experiences.
Mallory Yawnghwe – Cree - Edmonton, AB – INDIGNEOUS BOX, INC - a subscription box and corporate gift service featuring products created by Indigenous artists and makers from across Canada, from soaps to food items to jewellery and artwork.
Matt Lapointe – Métis - Gull Lake, AB – ALBERTA K9 – Alberta’s Working Dog Specialists who currently train working canines to help tribal police find opioids.
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