Devon Fiddler is a Cree Woman from the Waterhen Lake First Nation here in Saskatchewan. Devon is a social entrepreneur, and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc. Devon has built SheNative Goods Inc., a brand of handbags and accessories that gives back to empower and change perceptions of Indigenous Woman and girls.
Devon has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aboriginal Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan, and has completed numerous leadership, economic development, entrepreneurship and business certificate programs in the last three years, including completion of the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship SMARTstart Program.
Devon has also been recognized and rewarded in various business planning competitions such as the 2013 Brett W. Wilson CBC Boom Box, the 2014 Mino-Bimaadiziwin Business Plan Competition, and was in the top ten of the 2014 SK Business Challenge. Devon has worked hard to earn start up capital through various grant and loan programs such from the Waterhen Lake First Nation Economic Development Program, the SIEF Contribution Program, Business Development Bank of Canada, Futurepreneur and was one in eight across Canada to receive the Young Arts Entrepreneur Grant. Devon has also received recognition at the 2015 CBC Future 40 Under 40 designation, nominated for New Product for the 2015 Celebrate Success SABEX Awards, was a nominee of the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for the Under 29 category and finally a nominee for the FSIN Strength of our Women Gala for the Business category.
Most recently, Devon Fiddler was among 20 entrepreneurs who represented Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance (YEA) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey this September.