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Our Story


Co-founder sisters: Melrene Saloy and Autumn EagleSpeaker, pictured promoting Authentically Indigenous on CTV Morning Live Calgary December 2018

Authentically Indigenous aims to create opportunities and support local Indigenous creativity, arts & culture, and promote Community. Located in Calgary, Alberta Authentically Indigenous is curated, produced and founded by sister team Melrene Saloy - EagleSpeaker and Autumn EagleSpeaker.
Authentically Indigenous started with a  holiday market in 2015, the first Indigenous marketplace of its kind in Alberta. We've curated the following Markets;
‘Stampede’ July 2016,
‘Holiday’ Nov & Dec 2016,
‘Holiday’ Nov & Dec 2017,
‘Holiday’ Nov & Dec 2018,
'Spring' Apr 2019,
'Holiday' Nov & Dec 2019,
'Summer' Aug 2021,
'Holiday' Dec 2021,
'Honouring Matriarchs (Spring) May 2022
A local, grassroots organization created to support local Indigenous creativity, arts & culture, and to promote Community.
Connecting Others to Cultural Experiences and Opportunities:
Authentically Indigenous provides cultural event planning and cultural consultation, connecting non-Indigenous businesses and organizations with authentic Indigenous opportunities and experiences.
We have worked with: Amazon, Southcenter Mall, Atco, Enmax, Calgary Catholic School Board, and more.


Thank you for supporting Authentically Indigenous Craft Market and for supporting local Indigenous crafters, makers, artists, and entrepreneurs this holiday season!


*When you buy local, a real person does a little happy dance*

Thank you for shopping for Indigenous

 Autumn & Mel