Devon Fiddler is a Cree Woman of the Waterhen Lake First Nation, located in central Saskatchewan, Canada. She is a social entrepreneur, and the Founder & Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc. SheNative’s primary products are handbags and accessories, but the Devon’s ultimate goal is to generate awareness, empowerment and altered perceptions of Indigenous Woman & girls worldwide.
Devon has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aboriginal Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan, and has completed numerous leadership, economic development, entrepreneurship & business certificate programs. She’s been recognized and rewarded in various business planning competitions and awards, such as;
- Nominated for the 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for the Under 29category,
- 1 of 5 up for the Young Promising Entrepreneur Award for the 2016 NSBA Business Builder Awards,
- Received the 2015 Start-up Canada Young Entrepreneur of the year award and the Sustainable Business of the Year for the Prairie Region,
- Being among 20 entrepreneurs who represented Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance (YEA) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2015,
- Received recognition at the 2015 CBC Future 40 Under 40 designation in 2015,
- Nominated for the 2015 SABEX Awards for New Product,
- 2015 Aboriginal Youth Idea Challenge,
- Placed within the top 10 of the 2014 SK Business Challenge,
- 2014 Mino-Bimaadiziwin Business Plan Competition,
- 2013 Brett W. Wilson CBC Boom Box.
Devon has been working hard to earn start up capital through various grant and loan programs. To date, she’s been awarded funding from;
- The Waterhen Lake First Nation Economic Development Program
- The SIEF Contribution Program
- The Business Development Bank of Canada
- 1 of 8 across Canada to receive the Young Arts Entrepreneur Grant.