Creatives Indigenous is a movement that aims to
Financial independence allows Creative Indigenous Entrepreneurs to reclaim freedom and build wealth for not just themselves but also their families, communities, and nations.
Creatives Indigenous fosters indigenous entrepreneurs to continue their entrepreneurial journeys with full confidence in their abilities, skills and available resources.
Creative Indigenous Entrepreneurs are provided with the knowledge to build successful businesses independently and with the ability to benefit their respective communities.
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Meet Your Team
Kelly Holmes (Mnicoujou/Itazipco Lakota) is the founder and President of Native Max New Media, an award-winning global multimedia brand with a constellation of platforms and networks that expands indigenous talent across print, digital, web, mobile, video, events, e-commerce and partnerships. She's also the Lead Faculty of Creatives Indigenous.
Due to the success of our first Creatives Indigenous Innovation Challenge, we are taking over and partnering with Creative Startups to host another one with the generous support of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.
We’ll be announcing our next program soon. Stay tuned!
In the challenge, you’ll work and connect with world-class Native business mentors, collaborate with a cohort of like-minded Native creatives, and engage in an intensive, hands-on program.
The outcome? You’ll get the expertise to:
- Hone in on a business idea
- Make a sustainable business plan
- Launch into new markets (local and worldwide)
- Get the perfect pitch to raise financing
- Find mission-aligned investors
Connect with a network of like-minded entrepreneurial experts and collaborator
FAQsSome frequently asked questions about our programs
Helping Indigenous Creatives
from the starting line to start-up status