News & Updates

October 27, 2021 Joseph Sagaj, one of our artists and an Advisor, was celebrated today as one of the three finalists of the inaugural Indigenous Artist Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation at the Liberty Grand Exhibition place.
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October 6, 2021 Joanne Charette joined the Indigene Arts as the Head of Governance, bringing her 33 years of experience in the public sector, which encompasses developing and maintaining partnerships, comprehending and applying policies, experience in providing advice and recommendations, and experience in conducting policy-based audits.
She has been also selling on Indigene Arts since 2020.
October 1, 2021

Joseph Sagaj joined Indigene Arts as an Advisor. He attended the Ontario College of Art, Fine Arts in 1985. He has been honing in his talents for over 30 years.
Joseph has a strong relation with the Indigenous Community, including youth and children. He has initiated a donation drive “The Northern Lights Collective,” for the last five years.
He will be advising on Indigenous knowledge, culture and teachings. Joseph has been selling on Indigene Arts since the start November 2019.

September 23, 2001 George Lepine joined the Indigene Arts as an Advisor. He has contributed significantly to assisting others, his Indigenous Community and the Government of Canada. George continues to support Elders, Keepers of Traditional Knowledge, as well as other Leaders throughout North America and Globally. George has been selling on Indigene Art since the beginning, around November 2019.
April 20, 2021 Indigene Arts International Inc. was registered with a goal to make it a majority Indigenous owned company.
February 23, 2021 Indigene Arts has been featured in Forbes. 
IndigeneArts Sets Out To Immerse Shoppers In The World Of Indigenous Cultures
July 20, 2020 We are presenting to the Indigenous community on July 20th at an online event organized by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). We are looking for Indigenous people and organizations to partner with us and to lead marketplace to success. Event details
June 12, 2020  We are looking for several Indigenous advisors for our advisory board to ensure that our decisions and actions are culturally appropriate. Read more
November 25, 2019  Beta version of has been launched.
It's not a fully-functioning marketplace yet, but we already started on-boarding artists and helping them to digitize and to upload their products to our website.
October 21, 2019  Second consultation with the Indigenous artists was held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto at 16 Spadina Road (Bloor & Spadina) in Toronto.   
September 15, 2019  We conducted our first consultation with the Indigenous artists at NCCT at 16 Spadina Road (Bloor & Spadina) in Toronto
August 1, 2019  Signed an agreement with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) to conduct consultations with the Indigenous artists at their center.
June 15, 2019 Karina Kesserwan, our first advisor for the Indigenous arts marketplace has joined the team.