The Prime Minister of Canada is a fan of Kendal Netmaker’s Neechie Gear Inc.

Justin Trudeau shared an Instagram post on April 23 to his 450,000 followers highlighting Netmaker’s business.

Netmaker is the founder and CEO of Neechie Gear. Trudeau is a fan of Neechie Gear’s initiative of giving five percent of its profits to help underprivileged kids get into sports.

“I’ve been working my butt off for the last five years and I think these kind of little things are just ways of showing you that your work is paying off,” Netmaker told CBC News. “So for me, when I get these opportunities, it more so helps me to keep moving forward in a positive way and I know I’m on the right path.”

Netmaker recently received the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award. It goes to an up-and-comer under the age of 35.

In 2013, Netmaker beat out 18 other Native-owned businesses in the National Center’s “Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition.”

“All anyone of us needs is an opportunity,” he said in 2013. “If you don’t take a chance, you might not recognize your dreams.

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“You never know what you’ll do after completing your education! I attended the University of Saskatchewan to complete Education and Arts & Science degrees. After that, I started an award-winning company called @NeechieGear that gives 5% of profits to help underprivileged youth take part in sports. I’m grateful for what I do, and if I hadn’t gone to university, I wouldn’t have been exposed to the business competitions that allowed me to give entrepreneurship a try.” -@KendalNetmaker #Budget2016 changes Canada Student Loan rules so that no one will have to begin repayments until they’re making at least $25,000/year. We’re committed to creating opportunity for young people looking to succeed. #EducationCan « On ne sait jamais d’avance ce qu’on fera après nos études ! J’ai étudié à l’Université de la Saskatchewan pour obtenir des diplômes en éducation, en arts et en sciences. Par la suite, j’ai lancé une entreprise primée, appelée @NeechieGear, dont 5 % des profits vont à des jeunes défavorisés, pour les aider à faire du sport. Je suis heureux de ce que je fais et si je n’étais pas allé à l’université, je n’aurais pas pu participer aux concours qui m’ont permis de tenter ma chance comme entrepreneur. » -@KendalNetmaker Le #Budget2016 change les règles du Prêt d’études canadien de façon à ce que personne n’ait à commencer à le rembourser avant de gagner au moins 25 000 $/an. Nous sommes déterminés à donner aux jeunes qui cherchent à réussir la possibilité de le faire. #EducationCan

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