Bernice Clarke

Bernice Clarke

Founder and CEO
Uasau Soap Inc.

In 2012, Bernice Clarke founded Uasau Soap Inc., an all-natural bath and body product home-based business that incorporates Inuit teachings, traditional knowledge, Bowhead whale and Nuna to share, teach, and preserve Inuit culture while helping relieve troublesome skin conditions.

Passionate about lifelong learning and preserving her culture, Bernice holds a Diploma in Inuit Studies and a Certificate in Office Administration from Nunavut Arctic College, a Certificate in Indigenous Language Proficiency from the University of Victoria, and a Certificate in Advanced Management from Saint Mary’s University. Bernice was born and raised in Iqaluit Nunavut by her mother, Annie, and Grandmother, Kanayuk Kootoo, and now lives with her husband Justin and is a mother to three adult children and her youngest, who is ten.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Learning Lab: Building an Indigenous-Led Business

Presented by NACCA

Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island are building businesses driven by Indigenous values that celebrate diverse cultures, protect Mother Earth, reclaim industries and land, and forge new paths for a better future for generations to come. Join this Learning Lab to hear from Indigenous business leaders about their motivations, approaches, decision-making processes and reflections on business and the Indigenous entrepreneurship community. The entrepreneurs approach this conversation with humour, heart, high hopes and decisive responsibility.