Social Impact

Making a difference with every step

In 1997 Métis entrepreneur Sean McCormick founded Manitobah Mukluks with the vision of creating a brand that could benefit Indigenous communities. Now, 25 years later, we proudly continue with that vision, positively impacting Indigenous communities through our four impact pillars.

Indigenous art is the foundation of our work and Indigenous artists contribute to all our core designs. We provide a platform for authentic Indigenous art that encourages pride, shapes lives and helps keep traditions alive.


paid to artists since 2020

education for change

At Manitobah Mukluks we teach and we freely pass on what we know. In 2013 we founded the Manitobah Mukluk Storyboot School, which brings Indigenous artists together with students from across Canada. The courses are free for Indigenous youth and help pass on time-honored innovations and traditions to the next generation.


Lifetime Program Graduates


The Indigenous Market helps Indigenous artists share their stories and products with customers from around the world. Original, Indigenous-made products sold on our site with 100% of the sales proceeds go to the artists. Artists are also supported with mentoring, marketing, and B2B networking.


of profits to the artists

Sovereignty Through Leadership

Manitobah Mukluks is a pathfinder for Indigenous business, an ongoing example of how Indigenous values, ethics and culture can find success in the global market.

We help develop economic independence by prioritizing Indigenous suppliers, employment and equity ownership, while making no compromises when it comes to beauty, craft, and performance.


Current Indigenous Staff