Apply, Enroll and Launch or Scale Your Early Stage Business


Apply now for a Grandmother Moon Fellowship: 

20 Indigenous women will be selected for the next cohort starting September 2024.


NIWEE is currently accepting applications on an ongoing basis and will review them as they are submitted. Submit your application now to be considered for the September 2024 cohort. YOU MUST APPLY BY NO LATER THAN AUGUST 10, 2024


However, if you apply after this date, your application will be placed on a waiting list.

To Enroll


You’re an Indigenous woman aged 17 or older, a NIWEE Member and is interested in launching a business or scaling an early-stage business. If so, enroll in the NIWEE Entrepreneurship Training and Coaching program. 


Click here to learn more about the program

Your 4 Steps to Enroll:

Step 1:


Apply to become a NIWEE member (It's free) and once approved as a member, you will recieve a confirmation of your membership within 24 hours. 


Post confirmation you will have access to an easy application form that can be found on this page below.


To become a NIWEE member now, click here


Step 2:


Now that you have accesss to your application form, apply to the Enterepreneurship Practical Learning              and Support program. As a recipient of a Grandmother Moon Fellowship, the learning modules and the 3-year support program. If your candidacy is approved, the program will be free

Step 3: 


Produce a 6 to 8 minute video introducing yourself (and post it on your application form). As much as we may like movies, we don't need a fancy production. We ask that you use a free medium, like Zoom and asnwer seven easy questions. If you are having difficulties producing your video, don't let a video stop you from achieving your dream, drop us a note at, and we'll help you


Scroll below for the questions

Upon receiving your information, the NIWEE Selection Committee will conduct a pre-selection of candidates. Your video will be crucial in the selection process, and successful candidates will be invited to a final online selection meeting.



After being accepted as a recipient of a Grandmother Moon Fellowship, NIWEE will send you a Fellowship Community Agreement outlining our intentions to enter into a collective agreement with you. The agreement includes an opt-out option and consent for video recording, photos, and publishing. To secure your spot, we request that you sign and return the agreement as soon as possible.


Producing Your 6 to 8 minutes video


Here are some of the questions you could talk about:


1) Why are you interested in NIWEE? What would you like to get out of your participation in NIWEE?

2) What is your prior business experience? Have you started a business in the past? Are you currently operating one? Do you have experience working for other people’s businesses

3) Whether you have prior experience or not, what excites you about owning a business?

4) Do you have ideas about the kind of business you might like to own? If you are already in business, please tell us about your business.

5) What are your goals? What does success mean to you? Where do you see yourself in 2030?

6) The NIWEE course itself is three hours per week. To follow the course, you should spend another three hours each week applying what you learn to your business. What are your plans for making sure you have the time available? 

7) What else would you like us to know about you?


If you are having problems producing your video – Don’t worry about it. We are looking for entrepreneurs, not movie producers. Prepare your answers for each of the seven questions. 

Email us at and we will book a time to help you with the production.


Don’t let the video stop you from achieving your dream.


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