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Indigenous Graduation Celebration, MacEwan University, Alumni Award, Blanket Ceremony
  • May 30, 2024
My (Mallory) Keynote Speech delivered at MacEwan University's kihew waciston Indigenous Graduation Celebration 2024

"We decided to believe that our vision was not only possible but necessary. And overdue. This company would operate at the nexus of traditional values and modern efficiency."

Impact by Design: The How Behind the Indigenous Box Why
  • Dec 14, 2023
Impact by Design: The How Behind the Indigenous Box Why

I changed my life by executing a systems design model to develop the foundation for economic growth not just for myself and my family but for the network of people I chose to rise with me. The action we took to build Indigenous Box is directly from my teachings both in my traditional and western education. The convergence of my teachings is executing what I call the Indigenous Box Impact by Design model.

1000 days in business! But we still haven't 'made it'.
  • Nov 28, 2023
1000 days in business! But we still haven't 'made it'.

Can you believe it? We made it to our 1000th day in business. That’s right, 2 years, 8 months and 26 days of learning and building, and growing everyday. And it’s been a crazy ride. It’s been a roller coaster of failures and success. The highest highs and lowest lows sometimes in one afternoon. Sometimes in the span of 45 minutes! I mean, we had an idea what we were signing up for, but we didn’t really know how hard it was going to be. But we have done a lot. A lot more than we thought possible actually.

North Saskatchewan River Bank
  • Oct 8, 2023
Lessons from the land for Indigenous innovators

Remember we carry forward the legacy and dreams of our people, lighting the way for generations to come. Let’s continue to write our narrative.

Sisters hold hands at the Saddle Lake pow wow
  • Jul 5, 2023
The Weight of Indigenous Business

Indigenous Peoples in Canada have not had the opportunity to build intergenerational wealth. We didn't grow up with parents, aunties, or uncles who ran businesses. Many of us grew up in poverty (the money kind), and as we learn the ropes of doing business and working with money, everything is brand new. 

Treaty Money
  • Jun 23, 2023
Treaty Money

Today is the day that many of my community members will line up to receive our annual annuity payment of $5.00. When I was a kid we would either give up our treaty money to my kokum in exchange for all the good food they made for us. Sometimes we would spend it at the store on pop and chips or at the pow wow back when Indian tacos used to be $5. Nonetheless, we lined up with our parents knowing that it was part of our Treaty responsibility. You see the meaning of these payments goes much deeper.

The Rock on the Hill
  • Jun 13, 2023
The Rock on the Hill

Growing up in Saddle Lake First Nation I found solace in this beautiful place on the top of the hill in our field. My dad put a small boulder right at the highest point and it became known, fittingly, as “the Rock on the Hill”. It was here at the ROTH that I would go to see everything, all of it. It was a vantage point from which I could survey my whole world. 

Representation
  • Jan 27, 2023
Representation

When we launched Indigenous Box, representation was at the front of our minds. We decided that we had the ability to take up space and create space for others and that we weren’t going to let anything stop us.

Mallory's Picks

Taste Of Sunshine
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$35.00
Love of Pride
Love of Pride
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$125.00
Hummingbird Haven
Hummingbird Haven
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$125.00
Legacy and Leisure
Legacy and Leisure
Legacy and Leisure
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Tea Time For Two
Tea Time For Two
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$125.00