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6 Native American-Owned Business That You’ll Fall In Love With

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November is Native American History Month and we at Diversify Vanlife have made it our mission to support and spotlight the voices of Indigenous folx today and every day. In the spirit of that mission, we have compiled a list of some Native-owned businesses that you can support. By shopping from Native-owned businesses you are contributing to shrinking the racial wealth gap, helping to hold larger companies accountable and you will be recieving handcrafted, one of a kind products. 

Here is a list of 6 unique Native-owned companies that you can purchase coffee, fashion, art, and skincare products from, right now. 

6 Unique Native-Owned Companies

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Tudor Arriquippa, founder of spirit mountain Roasting co, beside his coffee equipment

Spirit Mountain Roasting Co


Spirit Mountain Roasting Co. is made with 100% Arabica coffee beans and is ethically crafted with passion, using earth-friendly materials, made in small batches, and sourced from around the world. They promise to provide you with the freshest and most flavorful coffee possible. They partner with nonprofit organizations that share their values and donate a portion of their sales to them.

The Founder and Head Roaster, Tudor Arriquippa (Ar-Ke-Pah) Montague, is a proud son of the Fort Yuma Quechan Nation located along the lower Colorado River. In his words “my passions lie in the ability to work with and utilize energy (heat, airflow, motion, etc.) to create and showcase flavors, aromas & experience from raw materials such as the coffee seed. Being able to unlock the potential of the wide variety of these sensory experiences is my way of creating and it is a fulfilling and rewarding way to be.” 

Tudor believes that although these times are turbulent, painful and expose how much our systems of operating are deeply flawed, it is a chance to shed the antiquated and distorted ways for more inclusive, sustainable, and healthy ways of coexisting with our brothers, sisters, and all of our relatives on this planet. 

“We are trying to do our small part by making choices that are in line with this vision and will continue to do so as we move forward. Though it has been difficult for us to continue operating at times we have been able to sustain our small business through your support and the support of others that share our information far and wide. Thank you, from myself and our small team here on the rez and beyond”

IG @spiritmountainroastingco

Facebook – @spiritmountainroasting

Website: https://www.spiritmountainroasting.com

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Photo credit: Heather Stewart

Sweetgrass Beads 


Heather Stewart is a Cree artist who handmakes creative and unique pieces and has been doing so for over 30 years. If you visit Heaters Instagram @sweetgrass_bead, you will find pieces that infuse passion and love into everything she has created. Her work tells a story about who she is and what she believes in. She creates beadwork, earrings, patches, medallions, necklaces, pins, bracelets, stickers, buttons pins, iron-on patches, and moccasins. Visit her work on Instagram or Facebook. 

IG: @sweetgrass_beads 

Facebook: SweetGrassByHeather 

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Photo credit: Kaili’i Smith

Skwalwen Botanicals 


Sḵwálwen (skwall – win) is an Indigenous business creating small-batch botanical skincare products. Honoring traditional Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge, they incorporate wild-harvested plants and organic, high-quality ingredients. Their wild plant ingredients are harvested sustainably and respectfully and each product has a Squamish name to honor the place where this plant knowledge comes from.

Founder Leigh Joseph (ancestral name Styawat), is an ethnobotanist, researcher, and entrepreneur from the Squamish First Nation. She contributes to cultural knowledge renewal in connection to traditional plant foods and medicines.

As the founder of Sḵwálwen Botanicals, Leigh brings together Indigenous science and self-care rituals, creating skincare experiences grounded in the natural world. Sḵwálwen translates roughly to “heart” or “essence of being” in the Squamish language. This name honors the inspiration behind the business: building connections to the land through working with plants in a way that feeds one’s heart and spirit.

Sḵwálwen has been featured in Elle Canada, Flare, Chatelaine, HuffPost, and enRoute Magazine, and is an awardee of the 2020 Indigenous Business of the Year.

IG: @skwalwenbotanicals

Website: https://skwalwen.com/pages/about

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Rainbow Mountain Beadwork founder Wynne Weddell

Rainbow Mountain Beadwork 


Rainbow Mountain Beadwork founder Wynne Weddell is a member of the Yankton Sioux tribe and specializes in handmade beadwork. She spent her childhood on the Ihanktonwan reservation in South Dakota. She then moved to the Pacific Northwest where she studied environmental conservation. She began beading as a form of coping and healing from the social and environmental injustices we are faced with. She is a passionate advocate for the reclamation of Native Culture and environmental conservation. All of her pieces are handcrafted and inspired by the landscapes and rich cultures that she encounters in her travels and journeys through life.  

IG: @rainbowmountain_

Website: https://www.rainbowmountainbeadwork.com

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OXDX founder Jared Yazzie

OXDX Clothing 


OXDX Clothing is a Native American owned business based out of Tempe, Arizona that specializes in graphic art, screen-printed apparel, and cut’n’sew clothing. 

Owner, designer, and artist Jared Yazzie  (Diné – Navajo) has been producing artwork since 2009 to increase awareness of indigenous issues and to show the beauty of Native culture. His artwork is centered around bringing to light Indigenous issues and challenging the institutions that center our existence. 

The mission of this company is to “preserve culture by passing on stories through art, fashion, and creative content. To be socially conscious, constantly connected to our community, and ambitious as hell.” Jared and his team’s passion for what they do is palpable. To check out his amazing and inspired designs. 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/oxdxclothing/

Website: https://www.oxdxclothing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/oxdxclothing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxdxclothing/

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Orenda Tribe founder Amy Yeung

Orenda Tribe


Amy Yeung is the founder of Orenda Tribe and a proud Diné woman. Her family comes from the Bisti Wilderness-Chaco Canyon region of Dinétah. She founded Orenda Tribe in 2015, after leaving her design executive career in the fast fashion industry. Orenda Tribe is her soul journey, she believes in sustainable design processes—handmade, restored, and repurposed vintage, one-of-a-kind upcycling of textiles. Orenda Tribe is built on these tenets and fueled by Amy’s desire to honor her Indigeneity, to protect sacred lands, and to help others. In 2019, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to open her storefront + studio. 

In 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orenda Tribe founded the Dził Asdzáán (Mountain Woman) Command Center, a collective of Diné matriarchs dedicated to providing support for their Diné relatives. The command center has provided meals, reusable masks, PPE, and hand sanitizer for Dinétah. The goal of the command center is to provide support for Diné communities, although the command center was created to provide COVID-19 relief aid, their support is ongoing into the future to continue and expand the beautiful work they are doing for their relatives. Orenda Tribe and the Dził Asdzáán Command Center are dedicated to uplifting their Indigenous relatives, especially Indigenous youth and artisans.

IG: @orendatribe

Website: https://www.orendatribe.com

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