Season 2 of Bears’ Lair TV airs June 4th, 2024!

A heartfelt thank you to all the remarkable contestants who applied and to our generous sponsors for making this season possible. Your passion and creativity shine brightly, and we’re excited to showcase the exceptionally talented lineup. Tune in to witness the incredible entrepreneurial spirit as we launch another inspiring season.

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A Glimpse of Season 2 Coming to APTN & APTN Lumi Spring 2024

Follow the journeys of 18 Indigenous Entrepreneurs from across the nation as they pitch their plans to ‘The Bears’ – our panel of Indigenous business moguls – and Guest Judges to try and earn their share of $160,000 in available prize money.

Season 2 Episode Guide


The Bears are experts in business and economic development, media, resource management, and supply chain development. They’re all recognized for their work to increase Indigenous inclusion by paving the path for others to launch, grow, and sustain successful businesses.


Shíshálh / Sechelt Nation, BC


Nipissing Nation, ON


Nunatsiavut, N.L.


Mikisew Cree Nation, AB

Beyond the Lair Podcast

Join Dean & Geena as they explore the untamed spirit of Indigenous business innovation. Beyond the Lair celebrates Indigenous-owned enterprises at every step of their incredible journey. Tune in weekly every Wednesday to catch interviews with show contestants, sponsors, judges, coaches, and industry leaders. Get an inside look at the challenges and triumphs faced by these entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights into the world of Indigenous business. Available on multiple platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube, you won’t want to miss an episode!

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