Jennifer Dubois is the Owner and lead stylist of Miyosiwin Salon Spa. She has been a Journeyperson Hairstylist for over 16 years and earned a B.Admin from the First Nations University of Canada in 2015, with a major in Marketing. As well, in 2012, she received her Certificate in Indian Communication Arts. In 2012, Dubois pitched her business idea to the Aboriginal CBC BoomBox Competition and placed second. Five years later, she was able to see her pitch come to fruition as she opened her own commercial business in 2017. Dubois is a recent recipient of the National 2020 Futurpreneur Grit Award and a current nominee for the 2020 Paragon Community Involvement Award. In 2017, she was named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 under 40.
The goal at Miyosiwin Salon Spa is to infuse Indigenous knowledge and concepts to a modern beauty salon and spa. Dubois works closely with First Nations Communities and Organizations providing services and health based knowledge to their community members. Jennifer opened the current commercial space with help from a financial grant from the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation to assist with the start-up cost for the business. With her business concept she is committed to employ other qualified First Nation Stylists and Estheticians, as well as providing a welcoming space for anyone to learn about Indigenous protocols. Jennifer is grateful to have her husband and two young children in her corner supporting and cheering her on along the way through all of her hard work and dedication as a young entrepreneur