About the Business
Dakota Spirit Beads & Supply is a First Nation Woman owned business in North Battleford, Sk. Charmaine Starchief – Owner & Operator is from White Bear First Nations, Saskatchewan. Dakota Spirit Beads & Supply specializes in premium beads and craft items for artists, crafters, and entrepreneurs. Dakota Spirit Beads & Supply builds success in themselves also to local indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by carrying their products in the shop and promoting them on social media. “Success is achievable when we work together. It’s not about who is most successful, it’s about how can we all be successful” – Charmaine Starchief.
Charmaine Starchief is the Owner & Operator of Dakota Spirit Beads & Supply located in North Battleford, Sk. Charmaine is from White Bear First Nations, Sk. Owning her own shop was a life long dream since she was a little girl growing up near the rural town of Carlyle, Sk. “Growing up I always loved going to the Sew n Sew shop in Carlyle with my mom and great grandma. They had such beautiful products and also created space for First Nations craft items for regalia making for our dances and celebrations.These wonderful ladies inspired me to open my own First Nation craft shop of my own. I then went and finished school, and attended some proposal classes, business school, and I worked for SIGA to gain knowledge and experience in the business world.”