MNP's Indigenous-made holiday giveaway

MNP's Indigenous-made holiday giveaway

We’re excited to announce our fourth annual holiday partnership with some amazing Indigenous brands to celebrate the power of Indigenous entrepreneurship. We have 10 incredible giveaways (including some very special items and adventures).

For the past 40 years, we have invested significant time and resources developing and delivering practical solutions for Indigenous groups, including First Nations, Tribal Councils, organizations, and Indigenous community - or individual - owned businesses.

We are always looking for different avenues to amplify the breadth and richness of the Indigenous entrepreneurship community and this holiday season in no different. This year, we’re featuring 10 grand prizes, each from brands that reflect the diversity and ingenuity of Indigenous businesses across the country.

When you support an Indigenous business, you’re supporting and preserving the creativity, heritages, families, and communities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

Looking for more empowering and impactful gifts for your holiday gift giving? Check out our partners below so you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Partners

Beam Paints

Category: Art supplies

Raised by artist parents, Anong Beam was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near their home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints focuses on high quality pigment content which creates sublime artist materials with plastic free packaging.

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Variety of paint samples

Wolly Bear

Category: Apparel & accessories

Self taught artists, Mike and Eden, wanted to educate themselves to incorporate the teachings of art, music, and traditional culture into their children’s upbringing. It was essential to benefit their kin in a way that ensures they remain rooted in traditional skills and knowledge growing up as Filipino/Syilx/Canadians. This brand, formerly called Hawkmoth Bead Co., was born and became part of that fire.

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Wooly bear logo

Mitsoh

Category: Food & drink

Mitsoh ("Eat" in Cree Nehiyaw) was founded by Ian Gladue of Wabasca's Bigstone Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada (Treaty 8 Territory). A passionate chef, Ian was inspired by his mother to share traditional indigenous foods with the world. At Mitsoh, they’re dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing North American Indigenous culture and cuisine.

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Blueberries in a bowl and spread around

Nikikw Designs

Category: Apparel & accessories

A one woman-owned business founded in the summer of 2022, Nikikw Designs carries a variety of clothing, accessories, and home goods.

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Nikikw Designs logo

Painted Warriors

Category: Experience

Since 2012, Painted Warriors has been reconnecting their customers to the land through wilderness education, hands-on training, Indigenous traditions, and stories.

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Three people riding on horses down a trail

Red River Brands

Category: Food & drink

Red River Brands is an Indigenous-owned food and beverage broker for purely Indigenous and traditionally delicious brands in Canada. 

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Red River Indigenous Brands logo

Uasau Soap

Category: Skincare

Rooted in the rich Inuit tradition of Nunavut, Uasau Soap is inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Nuna—the life-encompassing essence of land and sea— in their range of sustainably sourced, handcrafted soaps.

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Man and women standing behind kitchen island

Waters Edge Eco Lodge

Category: Experience

Situated on the shores of Greig Lake, Saskatchewan, Waters Edge Eco Lodge is the result of the previous owner and founders long-time dream and was the accumulation of her passions; nature, gardening, cooking, entertaining, music, the arts, and culture. Now, new owners, Waterhen Lake First Nation, are carrying on this endeavour in a meaningful way.   

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Eco Lodge with tall grass

Raven Rising

Category: Food & drink

A proud Nakota Sioux/Saulteaux Ojibwe kwe from White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan, Chef T. Maki has worked as an executive pastry chef in some of the best restaurants, resorts, hotels, and bakeries throughout Canada. Seeking full creative control and to explore her Indigenous identity, she opened Raven Rising - an E-commerce chocolate shop - to share knowledge and understanding of Indigenous ingredients and the First Peoples on a global scale.

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Raven Rising logo

Jamie Gentry Designs

Category: Footwear

Beautifully hand-crafted moccasins with meaning designed especially for you. Artist Jamie Gentry is from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. Fortunate to grow up immersed in culture and surrounded by talented artists, her goal is to create meaningful connections through moccasin making. 

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3 people wearing moccasins standing on rocks

Terms and Conditions: MNP LLP Indigenous Made Holiday Giveaway Instagram

All winners selected must answer this skill-testing question: (2 × 4) + (10 × 3) = _____.

Contest begins on November 22, 2023 and ends December 18, 2023 (the “Contest Period”). All entries must be received by MNP LLP. (“MNP”) prior December 18, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase is necessary. Prizes are not available for resale, non-transferable and cannot be substituted for another prize or cash. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries received.

Prizes awarded are as follows:

Description of Prize

Prize Supplier

Number of Winners

Approximate Value of each (CAD)

A

Complete set of paint stones

Beam Paints

1

$670.00 CAD

B

Gift basket

Uasau Soap

1

$200.00 CAD

C

Gift basket

Nikikw Designs

1

$90.00 CAD

D

The Warrior Path 2-day horseback adventure for 2

Painted Warriors

1

$650.00 CAD

E

Gift basket

Red River Brands

1

$95.00 CAD

F

2-night stay and gift card to restaurant for 2

Waters Edge Eco Lodge

1

$600.00 CAD

G

Hikers essential bundle & gift card

Mitsoh

1

$120.00 CAD

H

Earrings

Woolly Bear

1

$135.00 CAD

I

Gift card for custom pair of moccasins

Jamie Gentry Designs

1

$600.00 CAD

J

Naabe Mooz Chocolate Membership for 1

Raven Rising

1

$265.00 CAD

All entrants and contest winners must be at least 18 years of age. The contest is not open to partners or employees of MNP, their immediate family members or those domiciled with a partner or employee of MNP. “Immediate family” is defined as parents, siblings, children, spouse, or common-law partner. The contest is only open to all legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.

Winners will be selected by a random drawing among those who have followed both MNP (@mnpllp) and the associated brands per giveaway:

  1. Beam Paints
  2. Uasau Soap
  3. Nikikw Designs
  4. Painted Warriors
  5. Red River Brands
  6. Waters Edge Eco Lodge
  7. Mitsoh
  8. Woolly Bear
  9. Jamie Gentry Designs
  10. Raven Rising

Winner must also like the contest post on the MNP Instagram account. All entries received by MNP within the Contest Period will be eligible for drawing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any comment and/or photo including offensive, inappropriate, or vulgar imagery as solely determined by MNP will be disqualified from the contest and removed from the contest post. In order to be declared a winner by the contest judges, a potential winner must be in compliance with these Terms and Conditions and correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.

The contest winner will be notified by direct Instagram message within one business day following the end of the Contest Period. Once a winner is notified of their status, the contest winner must respond to the message within 24 hours to receive their prize. The prize will be shipped to the winner via mail. MNP is not responsible for lost, illegible, or stolen prizes. MNP is not liable for any losses, expenses, or any other claims arising out of or in connection to participation in the contest.

Each entrant and winner further understands that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and agrees to release Instagram of all responsibility in relation to the contest.

Personal information collected for the purpose of awarding the prize will only be used and disclosed for that purpose and in accordance with any and all applicable provincial and federal privacy legislation. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions you give MNP the unrestricted right to publish the winner’s name on its Instagram page without further compensation. Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, and local laws. This contest may be terminated at any time without prior notice.