Our goal is to share 10,000+ inspirational Indigenous stories from across Canada and generate 2 million+ MAPP Canada supporters in 365 days.
MAPP Canada will connect 1.4 million+ Indigenous people across Canada with the rest of Canada and the globe using a creative multifunctional and socially transformative online platform. Our goal is to engage Canada’s First Nations communities, Inuit communities, Metis settlements and an increasing urban Indigenous population. Our objective is to generate an online knowledge bank, sharing 10,000+ Indigenous inspired stories in 365 days. MAPP Canada is a social empowerment tool with a mission to promote and celebrate the positive achievements and contributions of Indigenous peoples and their communities. Its purpose is to effectively shift the Canadian social mindset by transforming the national narratives of Indigenous peoples through storytelling using MAPP Canada.
HOW WE WILL HELP
Through the Breakout Project, MAPP Canada can rally the support of all Canadians who want to contribute to the empowerment of Indigenous identity and inclusion across Canada. We want the Breakout Project to help make MAPP Canada a national phenomenon – bridging the gap between Indigenous peoples and Canadians for a better Canada.
MEET SHYRA BARBERSTOCK
Team Leader/ Co-founder at MAPP Canada
A serial entrepreneur and Indigenous scholar, Shyra’s business journey began two years ago, with the advent and debut of the Okwaho Network; Canada’s first social networking platform dedicated to the empowerment of Indigenous business on a global scale. Since then, Shyra has expanded upon her digital footprint creating several Indigenous led businesses including her flagship company Okwaho Equal Source Inc. (2016), dedicated to empowering Indigenous entrepreneurship and championing minority business and commerce at home and abroad.
As the current President, North America and Global Chair of Okwaho Equal Source Inc., Shyra attributes her success to surrounding herself with innovative minds and influential trailblazers and working with her fellow business counterparts, who share her mission to champion Indigenous and women-owned enterprises. With the recent launch of MAPP Canada, Shyra looks forward to bringing inspirational Indigenous stories to the forefront in Canada as a celebration of Indigenous culture and ingenuity.
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