Irish, Scottish & Mohawk / Canada

Xina Cowan

Marketplace Selection Committee Member

Xina spent the first 29 years of her life in Montreal and now calls Yellowknife home. After studying Human Relations at Concordia University, she moved to the Eeyou Itschee Cree community of Wemindji in 2013 and began her career in Indigenous leadership and community building. Since then, Xina’s work has taken her all across the North. As EntrepreNorth’s Project Coordinator, her focus is logistics planning, marketing and communications and partnership development.

Prior to this position, Xina was the Development Manager for Indigenous projects at Youth Fusion – a non-profit that aims to increase scholastic perseverance and engagement. Xina was also the Editor-In-Chief of the digital Indigenous magazine WIOT. Xina’s (not so) side passion is promoting Indigenous designers and artists. Xina was the Community Outreach Associate (2018) and a member of the marketplace Selection Committee (2019) for Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto and is particularly invested in supporting the incredible talent coming from the North.

When Xina isn’t working or traveling, she’s likely listening to a podcast while making another pot of coffee.