Over the last year, we've been developing our plans to build a global support system for Indigenous entrepreneurs, with the goal of enabling more Indigenous businesses to move online. To realize this mission, Shopify has partnered with Indigenous organization Māori Women’s Development Inc including a number of other indigenous organisations in Aotearoa.
Together with Māori Women’s Development Inc, we have co-created a local and culturally relevant e-commerce education suite and provide participants with free access to our platform. In addition, Shopify will provide our partners with financial contributions to support the scale of their programs. Each organization will also receive ongoing support from our Global Indigenous Ambassador, Inez White, Te Arawa. We will endeavour to unite indigenous organizations to share knowledge and explore different approaches to Indigenous entrepreneurship education, while also learning how our platform can better meet the needs of Indigenous entrepreneurs globally.