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Neechie Nights

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 May 19, 2023
 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Neechie Nights is where Indigenous Entrepreneurs, Social Innovators and Creatives socialize, mobilize, and collaborate!

Neechie Nights encourages the growth and success of young Indigenous entrepreneurs by providing a space for Neechies and friends to build connections. At each gathering we offer networking opportunities in a social atmosphere, pitching sessions and facilitate a Fireside Chat where a panel of experienced Indigenous entrepreneurs, social innovators, and creatives, share their experiences and ideas.

The focus of Neechie Nights is to empower Indigenous entrepreneurs to voice their ideas, create a business community and find other like minded souls to collaborate with. We welcome and encourage people of all cultural backgrounds to join us providing Indigenous youth mentorship, collaboration and opportunities in the spirit of reconciliation.

Neechie Nights will take place:

DATE:             May 19, 2023

TIME:              6pm – 9pm

LOCATION:   The Pyramid Cabaret – 176 Fort St, Winnipeg Manitoba

COST:              FREE


Light snacks will be served at 6pm, event begins at 630pm and runs until 9pm.

FREE admission to the UMBAY OMAA afterparty before 9pm hosted by Prairie Tipi

With Special Guest Boogey The Beat!!


Our guest for Fireside Chat, is entrepreneur, author and activist, Sunshine Tenasco, the Founder and Chair of Pow Wow Pitch and Her Braids. Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinabe, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec.

This powerhouse Indigenous entrepreneur/author/philanthropist spends her days bettering communities in Canada and beyond. From actively supporting and inspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs to amplifying the need to make clean drinking water in every First Nations community a reality, Sunshine embodies change-making through and through.

Sunshine is a mommy of four funny kids from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She is a social entrepreneur and author who believes that business is an exciting place to create positive change. Sunshine launched Her Braids in 2015, a business that creates awareness about the issues of clean drinking water in First Nations communities through beaded pendants, workshops and her children’s books, ‘Nibi’s Water Song’ and ‘Smile So Big.”

Sunshine is the Founder of Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit that provides Indigenous entrepreneurs with a trusted community, mentorship, training, funds, customers and an audience to start and grow their business. Through Pow Wow Pitch, Sunshine is cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.


Our Host/Emcee,  Noah Wilson, a Nehiyaw (Cree) man with French/Ukrainian heritage is a proud community member of Peguis First Nation. Noah serves as the Senior Business Development Manager for the Indigenous Entrepreneur Start-up Program (IESP) at Futurpreneur Canada covering the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Nunavut Regions. Futurpreneur’s national IESP team is mandated to help Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs develop a viable business plan and financial projections to gain access to capital to launch their Indigenous Start-up or Side hustle along with a dedicated mentor for 2 years. Since joining Futurpreneur, Noah has become the Co-Chair for the Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Council for The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and has made The Peak’s 2023 Emerging Leader’s List in Entrepreneurship.

This event is brought to you in partnership with:

1st People’s Print Shop, Creative Manitoba, futurpreneur Canada, Indigenous Biz, Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Indigenous Professional Association of Manitoba, Indig Pro, Me-Dian Credit Union, Mino Dawaa, North Forge Technology Exchange, Tech Manitoba, and Winnipeg Boldness Project






 May 19, 2023
 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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