In the Press: Written Coverage
Video Spotlights & Podcasts
Awards and Nominations
The Indigenomics Institutes Top Ten to Watch
The Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year
Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association Partner Recognition Award
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year (nomination)
RBC Women of Influence award (nomination)
The Alberta Chamber of Commerce Alberta Business Award (nomination)
The Governor General's Innovation Award (nomination)
Global Outreach, Local Impact
A little gift company with a big vision, and HUGE results
Indigenous Box™ is Canada’s fastest growing custom gift service provider and so much more. As a social impact company, Indigenous Box is a movement to create value for Indigenous entrepreneurs, strengthen supply chains, and foster economic reconciliation and collaboration between Indigenous Peoples and the rest of the world.
"Our vision is of a global economy where Indigenous people are not only included in modern commerce; they are also respected leaders and equal partners shaping the complex systems of our economy through Indigenous Worldviews."
Founded in March of 2021 by Mallory and Kham Yawnghwe, Indigenous Box has quickly emerged as a big player in the Canadian Indigenous goods and gift box market. Indigenous Box grows by helping other Indigenous businesses grow.
Indigenous Box was founded to promote Indigenous entrepreneurship and encourage Indigenous entrepreneurs. Mallory, who had recently completed a business degree in supply chain management, was inspired by the ingenuity, resourcefulness, resilience, creativity, and brilliance of countless Indigenous entrepreneurs. She wanted to share their products with buyers on a bigger scale by applying her newfound skills. As a proud First Nations woman from Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Treaty Six, Alberta, Mallory established Indigenous Box to honour the entrepreneurial DNA of Indigenous Peoples across Canada and to create important economic and social benefits for her suppliers and their communities. Kham has been by her side every step of the way, and the boxes are being shipped daily from the warehouse to homes and offices around the world. The boxes have become tools for reconciliation and economic sovereignty.
Mallory and Kham sold their first 100 boxes, from the basement of their home, within four days, restocking another 150, which sold out in 24hrs. To date, Indigenous Box has shipped more than 50,000 boxes of Indigenous goods to over 500 organizations, from their facility a the Edmonton International Airport. They have sourced goods from and have supported nearly 1000 Indigenous businesses, many of them emerging and underrepresented Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada. Indigenous Box's loyal and growing customer base purchases subscription boxes or goods from their marketplace, which is a way for people to buy one-off products, custom boxes, or to build their own box.
What makes them most excited about their growth? Seeing their suppliers scale up to meet the demand that they've created and hearing from Indigenous people, young and old, who are starting to see entrepreneurship as a possibility for themselves.
Mission and Values
Indigenous Box’s mission is to promote and elevate the good work being done by Indigenous Entrepreneurs. You can bet that we are going to make as big a noise as we possibly can, as far and wide as we possibly can.
Our company champions Indigenous people’s true legacy: Our ingenuity; our resourcefulness; our industriousness; our intentionality; our purposefulness; our ability; our cooperation; our greatness.
We are guided by values based on the teachings of shared abundance through reciprocity and connectedness. At our core is a commitment to transparency, fairness, humility, continuous learning, and bold action
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