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We the People Inaugural Black Friday Indigenous Pop-up Market
Congratulations to everyone involved in making our inaugural Indigenous Pop-Up Market a massive success! Huge thanks to KOCO News 5 for shining a spotlight on our event. Save the date for our second Indigenous Pop-Up Market on Dec. 16, 2023, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Check out the full news story here.
We the people inaugural black friday market in historic capital hill
Amplifying Indigenous Artisans to Kick Off Holiday Shopping Season
OKLAHOMA CITY – Shop in the Historic Capitol Hill District on Black Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, to support more than two dozen Indigenous vendors. We The People Consulting, a Native woman–owned organization, is hosting the inaugural WTP Black Friday Market showcasing Indigenous artistry and culture. The Market will take place 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at 228 SW 25th Street in Oklahoma City.
The Market features a curated selection of Indigenous artisans presenting unique handcrafted works. This includes culinary creators serving authentic cuisine and Indigenous staples, and a variety of products such as jewelry, clothing, and art.
“The Black Friday Market is more than just a shopping experience; it’s a meaningful celebration of the creativity and diversity within our Indigenous communities,” said CEO Kendra Wilson-Clements. “It’s vital to support our local artists and vendors, especially in this current economic climate.”
WTP not only provides a space for Indigenous vendors, the organization also works to empower them through education and resources.
“We offer our members in the Capitol Hill area, as well as Indigenous artists, opportunities to build their businesses through financial coaching, strategy planning and marketing,” said Wilson-Clements.
The Market aims to foster inclusivity and economic empowerment. According to the 2023 Startup Census from The Verge OKC, entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City face unique challenges and need ecosystem building and networking. The Black Friday event addresses these needs, providing economic opportunities and equitable access to space.
Held in WTP’s new center, the Market is a step towards progress and education. For more information and a list of participating businesses, contact Lynesia McKinney at (405) 388-2230 or Lynesia@wethepeople-consulting.com.
We The People Consulting, headquartered in Oklahoma City’s Historic Capitol Hill, is a 100% Native woman-owned, minority, and 2SLGBTQ+ operated advisory and management consulting firm. With additional offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, WTP drives positive change and sustainable solutions for clients and communities. Specializing in vision and strategy development, brand building, and creating bridges across businesses, government sectors, Tribal nations, education institutions, and non-profits, more information is available at www.wethepeople-consulting.com.
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