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Author: Bears' Lair

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Beyond the Lair explores the untamed spirit of Indigenous business innovation by guiding and celebrating Indigenous-owned enterprises at every step of their incredible journey. Building on the success of the renowned TV show "Bears' Lair" on APTN, this podcast spotlights the visionaries and resilient minds behind these ventures. As well, it will feature industry leaders talking about the initiatives and campaigns they have to support Indigenous entrepreneurs and how their companies are making a difference and the teams they have to do so. Each episode is a beacon of guidance and empowerment, amplifying success stories, sharing invaluable insights, and crafting a roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

Unlock the secrets of success and delve into the heart of Indigenous entrepreneurship. "Beyond the Lair" is not just a podcast; it's a movement, a commitment to honoring tradition while fostering a thriving, modern economic landscape. Tune in, be inspired, and be part of this incredible journey towards empowerment and reconciliation.

19 Episodes
Josh nilson - founder of Maskwa InvestmentsHis Journey to Becoming CEO of one of the Largest Gaming Companies & How the Advancement of Tech can Make a DifferenceJosh Nilson, is Metis and from Willow River, BC. He is the founder of Maskwa Investments which focuses on early stage seed funding and advisement with a focus on Indigenous tech businesses. Prior to that he was a founder at East Side Games (ESG), making mobile games like Trailer Park Boys, The Office, Ru Paul Drag Race Superstar a...
YOLONDA SKELTON - Gitxsan Textile Artist and Fashion Designer at Sugiit Lukxs DesignsFrom the Runway, Film and Television - the Meaning of her Designs, Fabrics, Energy and Giving BackYolonda Skelton Sugiit Lukxs (Sug-iit-looks) is a visionary fashion/costume designer from the Gitxsan First Nations, whose work beautifully intertwines her cultural heritage with contemporary aesthetics. Yolonda's deep connection to her roots as taught to her by her late maternal grandmother Lily Jackson is evide...
Bobbie racette - FOUNDER & CEO OF VIRTUAL GURUSGrowing up an Introvert & the Creation of one of the Largest Virtual Assistant Platforms on the PlanetBobbie Racette, a trailblazing Métis-Cree tech entrepreneur, epitomizes innovation and social change as the Founder & CEO of Virtual Gurus. Her visionary approach has redefined the remote work sector, advocating for inclusivity and equitable opportunities for historically marginalized communities. Under her leadership, Virtual Gurus h...
Social impacts, politics and campaigning for the rights of others.
The importance of where we are, where we come from and who we are as Indigenous people and what true reconciliation means to us from Indigenous communities and industry.
Authenticity, Relationship Building and Making a Difference with Profit for Purpose and the Prevention of Human Trafficking
Growing up in the North, Graduating from Harvard and becoming the CEO of Cedar Leaf CapitalClint Davis is a Senior Advisor at Scotiabank and the incoming CEO of Cedar Leaf Capital, the first Indigenous majority-owned investment dealer in Canada. He founded North35, a firm helping Indigenous governments and businesses. As former CEO of Nunasi Corporation, he led significant divestments, property sales, and investment growth. Clint started as a lawyer in St. John’s, NL, then served as a Senior ...
Meet Chris and learn more about the Klahoose Wilderness Resort where one lucky family will win a 4 day discover Klahoose prize package this season on Bears Lair!
Journey into the Indigenous Tourism Industry, who we are now, where the industry is going and tools for advancing to the next level
Honouring the land, core values, promoting indigenous culture and experience in creating a corporate culture based on knowledge, education and respect.
The importance of authentic partnerships, due diligence, doing what is right for your community and developing economic prosperity
Reconcili-action, Indigenous Advancement and Working Collectively Together
Matriarch Leadership, Lessons from Sports, Fashion and Leading the Next Generation
Insights on Authentic Social Impact, Profit with Purpose and Learning from Listening
Transformation, stardom, leadership and making a difference
Entrepreneurialism, technology, living with a superpower, preserving and protecting Indigenous language and art.
Finding your purpose, making a difference, and enhancing industry relations with Indigenous communities, one at a time.
Past, present, and incredible future of storytelling of new 6-part series Back to the Fire. In search of lost values that could change the world!Chief Gibby Jacob, whose ancestral name is Kákeltn siyám (pr. Kokel ten See yam) carries the title of hereditary Chief and is a member of the Squamish Nation located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is one of the most influential Native leaders in Canada. With Chief Jacob’s leadership, the Squamish Nation will be worth $5 Billion from...
Authentic relationship building and moments that matter.Angie leads the advisory services team for Grant Thornton, in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has previously worked in the assurance services, business risk advisory, and corporate finance services groups.When clients are facing a period of growth, Angie creates value by assisting with their business planning, preparing financing proposals, and calculating their business value. She has helped clients from the initial stages of business pl...