Kendal Netmaker is one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and speakers from Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan. He was raised single-parented, living on welfare and no opportunity to find success in his life. In grade 5, his best friend from South Africa gave Kendal a helping hand by giving him the opportunity to take part in soccer. By grade 7, his friend’s mom and dad gave Kendal’s family a car that allowed him and his sisters to take part in afterschool sports. His childhood friend inspired him to give back when he launched Neechie Gear, a lifestyle apparel brand that empowers youth through sports, with a portion of profits helping fund underprivileged youth to take part in sports.