Manitoba Mukluks Building a Community
Sean McCormick, CEO of Winnipeg-based Manitoba Mukluks (MM), says his company isn’t just making mukluks, they’re building a community. MM is working to revive traditional arts by creating business partnerships with elders and local artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins the traditional way.
The company is also investing in education and employment through a partnership with the Centre for Indigenous Human Resource Development. And for every pair of mukluks sold, the company contributes $1 to a community program of the buyer’s choice.
McCormick credits his success as an Indigenous, proudly Canadian business, to his willingness to collaborate and engage with local communities, and to respect Indigenous people’s history while creating positive change for the future.