Wool blanket design by Tsimshian artist David Robert Boxley. Available for sale via Eighth Generation.

It’s Native American Heritage Month and we need your help. Our list of native-owned businesses is too short. Making it easier to find diverse-owned small businesses in our communities is what Intentionalist is all about, but to grow the reach and relevance of the resource will require all of us who want to be sure that we live and work in communities where local businesses thrive.

So yes, please get to know and support the following businesses — but just as importantly, please take a moment to share native-owned small businesses that we should be sure we add to everyone’s (Intentional) List!

On our #NativeOwned (Intentional) List:

Central District Ice Cream, Happy Grillmore, Nate’s Wings & Waffles, Seattle Freeze — Owned by Darren and Kryse McGill.

Eighth Generation — Owned by Louie Gong.

Indian Summer — Owned by Adria Garcia.

Off the Rez — Owned by Mark McConnell and Cecelia Rikard.

Did we miss your favorite native-owned business?  Suggest it to us and we will be sure to add it to our directory. 


To learn more about Intentionalist please visit our website and be sure that you’re following us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). Thanks for all you do to #BeIntentional and #SpendLikeItMatters!

Intentionalist is your local guide to diverse small businesses and the people behind them. We believe that where you spend your money matters, and we’re sure glad you do too. Whether you identify as a localist, activist, or just a good neighbor, we make it easy for you to learn about and support local businesses and the diverse people who own and operate them.

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