Connect | Communicate | Collaborate

By embracing the Indigenous worldview that everything in the universe is connected, we are committed to bridging cultural and digital divides. We connect people, open lines of communication, and facilitate collaboration to achieve reciprocal success.

We provide our clients with an array of training, tools, and services to assist them in being better prepared to succeed in our continually evolving society and the ever-changing demands of various business sectors.  Our current services include but are not limited to, Indigenous cultural training, Indigenous entrepreneur 101 training, digital content creation, video production, and managed IT services.

Be a catalyst for a collaborative future that is based on trust, respect and reciprocity. Please connect with us at Tipi Horse Connects.


Boozhoo, Denise nindizhinikaaz Anishinaabe ikwe niin Ma’iingan nindoodem. 

Hello, my name is Denise, I am an Ojibwe woman and belong to the Wolf Clan.

I am a member of the Red Rock Indian Band, an Ojibwe First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. I was raised in a traditional land-based Anishinaabeg home having spent my formative years alongside my maternal grandparents and extended family. 

I spent 20+ years in the federal public service and am a business leader, a role model in my community, and am committed to the advancement of Indigenous Peoples and the Indigenous economy. Indigenous Peoples were the first entrepreneurs of Turtle Island – we were and continue to be visionaries and innovators. By being open to connect to a wide ecosystem of Indigenous and non-indigenous mentors, entrepreneurs and business minds, I have gained and shared knowledge, tools and actions needed to activate economic reconciliation and increase understanding of Indigenous ways of doing business.

I am passionate about the advancement, growth, and success of Indigenous and Women-owned businesses. I am an active member of the following local, national, and international organizations, chartered to advocate and support Minority and Women-owned businesses to connect them to large corporate and public procurement supply chains.

  • Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF)
  • PARO Centre for Enterprising Women
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK)
  • FEAD (Female Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food Development)
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) 
  • Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Canada
  • National Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs’ Ecosystem (NIWEE)
  • WEConnect International 
  • The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)


Marc is a settler ally to Indigenous Peoples and has travelled and worked extensively in remote northern communities in the Treaty 1, 3, 5, 9 and Robinson Superior treaty areas. Marc’s work focused on community development, capacity building, prevention programming, facilitation, and post-secondary adult education.  For approximately two and half years Marc worked as a part-time instructor for two Indigenous community colleges where he taught addictions prevention and counselling, Indigenous culture and history, community development, ethics, and police foundations. For several years Marc was an active member of various committees that focused on strength-based Indigenous community wellness and relationship development and is one of the co-developers of “Neechee Studio”, a highly innovative and successful Indigenous youth mentoring and empowerment arts workshop series in Thunder Bay.

Marc is working toward a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies-Northern Environments and Cultures at Lakehead University with a focus on the areas of cross-cultural dialogue, shared learning and facilitation (learning/sharing circles), the ethical space of engagement, and reconciliation.