Am I eligible?
Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
Age 29 and under
Completed your grade 11 year of high-school
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BY THE END OF YOUR TRAINING, YOU WILL HAVE:
Been mentored for personal growth and career development within an Indigenous-owned and operated company.
Formed strong relationships with other driven Indigenous youth and expanded your support network for career success.
Received hands-on training in content creation, digital marketing, and YouTube Video Production.
Helped Indigenous people and our allies everywhere in learning, connecting, and celebrating Indigenous culture.
Built teamwork skills, and owned your own individual projects throughout your work term at Tribal Trade.
Everything is Online
The entire internship program takes place online, working from their home, whether it be in urban or remote communities.
Interns will have the opportunity to connect with other students who are on the same journey as them.
See to what our interns have to say:
"This experience has been more than I ever imagined. I've learned so much about social media, digital marketing strategies that help brands grow, and the entire process of what goes into making and growing a YouTube channel. I've been able to work on real projects and see them come to life. Working at Tribal Trade has made me more confident, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is ambitious, hardworking, and loves a challenge!"
"I’ve been very fortunate to learn about my culture and heritage while working at Tribal Trade. I’ve been able to learn about our traditional teachings, along with the sacred medicines. I have learned how to properly share our knowledge and culture with friends, family, and customers through my day to day life. Working at Tribal Trade has not only given me an awesome job, but a great place to learn about what I love and who I am. "
WHY INTERN AT TRIBAL TRADE CO?
Tribal Trade Co helps people everywhere learn, connect, and celebrate Indigenous culture using online platforms.
We aim to attract the most ambitious Indigenous youth across Turtle Island, and give them the best experience possible.
Nearing 8 years in operation with a team of 9 Indigenous creative professionals - there is a stacked lineup of powerhouses to mentor your career success.
Growing audiences using Digital Marketing is what we do - with over 700,000 views on YouTube, nearing 20,000 subscribers, and 35,000 email subscribers.
Our in-house experts are leaders in Shopify e-commerce, Facebook community management, social media content creation, and video production.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT TRIBAL TRADE CO.
LET ME TELL YOU MORE ABOUT WHERE MY STORY STARTED…
BEFORE THERE WAS A GROWING ONLINE BUSINESS.
BEFORE THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
BEFORE SPEAKING ON A NATIONAL STAGE…
THERE WAS A SHY, “REZ GIRL” CHASING THE CORPORATE CITY LIFE.
- Unsure of what I really wanted.
- Living at arm’s length from my indigenous identity.
- Desperate for acceptance from my non-native friends.
- Continually waiting on the next stage of life to make me happy.
My childhood was filled with so much quality time spent with immediate and extended family in Curve Lake First Nation.
Travelling to pow wows with my gran and my cousins, and camping trips on the island with late night stories around the fire - kept me close to my native heritage.
After I moved away from my home community, to attend Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, I found myself living in two completely different worlds.
The fast-paced, capitalistic world and the nostalgic world of my home community.
This left me not fitting in in either place… feeling completely misplaced, and alone.
The only way to cope with the overwhelming unattachment was to immerse myself in my schooling and career endeavours, to the point where it became an obsession.
I realized how important it was for me to share our amazing culture, knowledge, and teachings with the world.
My friends and acquaintances wanted to learn more about the indigenous culture, and support native artists, but it was very difficult to access the knowledge, teachings, and native giftware away from a First Nation.
SO, I DECIDED TO TAKE THE EMPTY FEELINGS AND QUESTIONS- AND TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
I started reading as much as I could about happiness, personal growth, mindset, focus, habits, anything that could help get me out of that dark place.
Our indigenous teachings covered all of these same topics, and there was an incredible amount of overlap that I wasn’t aware of until learning these new tools, and practices for living a balanced, happy life.
The transformation was absolutely life-changing, and there was and still is so much more to learn about taking back your personal power - control over your happiness.
This journey that I have been on, to be able to support others on their journey to re-connection and happiness is the greatest honour.