In November 2023, Shyra and Rye Barberstock partnered with Indigenous (Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee) and Settler Canadian co-founders to create Kebaonish, a trailblazing coffee and tea company. As Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Kebaonish, Dr. Shyra Barberstock asserts the company's vision: "Kebaonish is more than a brand; it's a movement. We are opening doors to global markets while staying true to Indigenous principles and knowledge. Our diverse team is our strength, driving us towards impactful success in the tea and coffee industry."

To learn more about the Kebaonish story, the importance of economic reconciliation, and to browse Kebaonish’s selection of unique Indigenous coffees and teas, visit And congratulations to Shyra, Rye, and their partners!

Kebaonish executive team
The Kebaonish team (from left): Michael Carrick, Shyra Barberstock, Barry Hillier, John Snell, Rye Barberstock


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