Woman-Identified, Indigenous / Native
Youth & Education
Business Models and Financials, Growth, Scaling, and Investments, Operations and Administration
My baby brother was the first Montessori kid in our family, and he inspired my mother to open a Native Montessori school. Then, they both inspired me to start the business - Niniijaanis One of Ones - to bring culturally relevant learning to early childhood educators and families.
We create, sell, and give away culturally-relevant learning materials and curriculum, and fundraise with our one-of-a-kind handmade items. Currently, we sell online but we are ready to hit the road - literally by pairing our products with statewide educational services through our Niniijaanis War Pony! We launched a crowdfunding campaign to purchase and refurbish a van / mini bus, our "War Pony," to transform into a dual purpose mobile learning environment / store so we can directly serve families and communities.