About Us

We are building a true marketplace dedicated to Indigenous Artisans and a community of passionate enthusiasts of Indigenous art and culture globally.

The marketplace will offer a variety of genuine Indigenous products, which will range from artwork, apparel, accessories, and potentially expand to consumables, music, literature, Indigenous culture and knowledge.

The goal is to make it a trusted go-to Marketplace for “everything Indigenous”.

We are looking for committed Indigenous partner organizations, investors, volunteers and supporters to collaborate with us on this venture at it's grass roots.

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What’s Unique About Indigene Arts?

  • We bring genuine Indigenous products that support fair trade, from trusted sources to shoppers worldwide.  
  • All products listed are curated by our own Board of Indigenous Advisors.
  • We are assisting our sellers with building sustainable online businesses. Read more about the potential social impact of this marketplace on the Indigenous communities worldwide.
  • This business was created with a goal of making it a majority Indigenous-owned business and we are proactively recruiting Indigenous people and partners to join in. 

    Learn more why this marketplace is needed.





Partners & Collaborators



Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 16 Spadina Road (Bloor & Spadina) in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings. 

NCCT graciosly providing us their facility and help with conducting consultations with indigenous artists.





unCommon Thread is a Toronto-based technology company that powers multiple niche marketplaces, including this one, as well as iCraftGifts.com which was launched in 2007 and was one of the first entrants in the Canadian eCommerce space. 
 
The company is on a mission to build an eCommerce ecosystem of seller-friendly marketplaces that removes barriers to success for artists, crafters, collectors and small businesses owners. 


The Team

Marina Korneeva

Co-CEO / Head of Product
& eCommerce 

Joanne Charette

Head of Governance
 

Peter Tomlinson

Legal Counsel

Elena Brakhnova

Customer Service

Boz Zou

Lead Strategist

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CEO

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COO

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CMO

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Head of Sales


Advisors & Supporters

JOSEPH SAGAJ

Indigenous Artist

Joseph is Anishnaabe of the Sturgeon Clan from the remote community of Neskantaga, 433 km northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He graduated in Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art & Design in 1985. More info

GEORGE LEPINE

Indigenous Combat Historian / Presenter / Keeper of Traditional Teachings & Knowledge

Throughout his life, Chief George Lepine has contributed significantly to assisting others, his Indigenous Community and the Government of Canada. He's been awarded several medals of commendation, other awards and endorsements. More info
 

Karina Kesserwan

Aboriginal Law Advisor

Karina is a lawyer, strategic advisor, educator, and social entrepreneur. She is passionate about Indigenous Rights, Natural Resources, Arctic, Diversity, Reconciliation and Sustainable business development in remote Indigenous communities around the world. More info  


Michael Sachter

Strategic Business Advisor

Michael is a self-taught, fine art photographer and artist. He has over 20 years of strategic consulting and management experience in addition to being an angel investor and entrepreneur.