Going out to enjoy a meal or spend time with friends or family? Purchasing supplies or services and seeking local, woke, POCI and FTW businesses? See below for a list of spreadsheets and directories showing how you can support other POCI with your dollars.

 

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“Supporting Black, Indigenous, POC, FTW, and queer businesses is important. This list is specifically focused on businesses owned by traditionally marginalized communities and businesses whose existence and actions contribute to furthering economic & social justice in the Twin Cities.” To add your recommendations to this growing list, request edit access (under “View Only”). Many thanks to Anneka and others for their hard work in researching and compiling!

“It is a free statewide Native Business directory that is continuously updated to include new listings. The Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MNIBA) reserves the right to review applications, request additional information before listing and to refuse applications if they cannot be verified. To be listed in the directory as a native-owned business, MNIBA requires a completed application and a photo copy of applicant’s Tribal ID, CDIB Card, or BIA enrollment documentation at submission. To be listed in the directory as a native artisan, MNIBA requires a completed application and a photo copy of the applicant’s Tribal ID, CDIB Card, BIA enrollement documentation, or Tribal Artisan Certification Documentation as defined in Public Law 101-644.”

“POC BizList is Minnesota’s top online directory to list and find businesses owned by people of color.”

“This list is for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color graphic designers looking to pick up paid opportunities. Feel free to specify your specific skills, rates, or kind of opportunities you’re looking for. Add yourself, but please keep it local to Twin Cities area.”