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10 Indigenous-owned food and beverage brands to stock

Gallery-10 Indigenous-owned food and beverage brands to stock

Maple syrup, wine, jerky and coffee are just some of the high-quality products coming out of America’s Native reservations.

While the number of businesses owned by Native Americans is on the rise, having grown 45% between 2007 and 2012 (the latest numbers from the U.S. Small Business Administration), Native and Indigenous people face unique hurdles. Restoring land ownership, fighting poverty and addressing systemic issues has historically made it difficult for Indigenous business owners to succeed.

The tide is changing, however, with more retailers and companies seeking to support diverse brands. Here are just a few standout food and beverage brands that are proudly owned by Indigenous people.

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