Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurs
Raven Reads was founded to help connect people with authentic Indigenous and Native American books and gifts. It has been designed to help you learn while supporting authors, artists, and entrepreneurs.
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Raven Reads was founded in 2017. Located in Kamloops, BC Canada we are 100% Indigenous and woman owned. We respectfully help customers around the world to bring authentic Indigenous books and giftware into their home.
Raven Reads was founded on the premise of raising awareness of our collective histories, lived experiences and supporting Indigenous authors and entrepreneurs. We are 100% Indigenous owned and woman owned. By simply subscribing to our box you are having a tremendous impact. Since our inception, we have invested over $600,000 CAD into other Indigenous and Native American businesses and authors across Canada and the US.
Your purchase helps amplify Indigenous voices and brands and helps Indigenous and Native American entrepreneurs and authors take a stronger position in the economy and to grow healthier communities....
In 2015, shortly after the TRC released its final report, Raven Reads founder Nicole McLaren started a book club. The book club was a gathering place to not only share incredible books but to open a dialogue as well. To bring this experience to a wider audience, Raven Reads was born.
It has been designed as a safe space for you to learn about other cultures, about history and to discover beautifully crafted products made by Indigenous entrepreneurs from around the globe.
We are 100% Indigenous and female owned. We are a team composed of tenacious Indigenous and non-Indigenous female leaders who strive to see Raven Reads reach it maximum potential and offer our customers authentic and quality products that we can be proud of.
CEO / Founder
Nicole McLaren is a mother, wife and an entrepreneur at heart. Nicole’s steady search for opportunities combined with her enterprising, Indigenous roots led her to launch Raven Reads in 2017. Nicole is also the Founder and Chair of the Indigenous Women’s Business Network, an expanding non-profit network that provides support for other Indigenous women looking to start or grow their own business.
Kirsten is a adventurous, dog lover who loves to cook. She studied project management and has a passion for finding ways to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks. She has a knack for developing and implementing efficient processes that really work for people. She has dedicated her career to the e-commerce and fulfillment industry, with more than 8 years experience. She is the Operations Specialist for Raven Reads, ensuring the day to day order flow is smooth.
SR OPS. COORDINATOR
Victoria grew up in Merritt, BC and currently still resides on the West Coast of Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys playing in her garden and listening to live music. Victoria is the Senior Operations Coordinator for Raven Reads and brings knowledge in corporate administrative systems and people management. Her career background includes experience in human resources, administration, and various levels of customer service. Victoria is from the Nłeʔkepmxc nation and is a member of the Lower Nicola Indian Band.
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