Kendal Netmaker is an Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker. He grew up in poverty, in Sweetgrass First Nation SK, raised by a hard-working single mother who cared for Kendal and his three siblings against the backdrop of a bleak economic landscape and few chances for improvement. Later when Kendal launched his company Neechie Gear, he decided to give back so a percentage of profits go toward funding sports programs for underprivileged youth.
To date, Kendal has founded and invested in 5 businesses, and won over 25 business awards, including runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Kendal speaks professionally to thousands of people every year about motivation, leadership and the power of telling your story. Kendal is the author of “Driven to Succeed: From Poverty to Podium – A First-Nation Success Story”, launched Oct. 9, 2018.