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Why Native Art from Native Artists?

Why is Native Art from Native Artists Important?  Now there is an alternative to buying "native inspired" art like Pendleton and similar brands.  As the first Native company to bring you wool blankets, our partnership with Eighth Generation has changed the conversation around why is Native Art Important and Why should Native artists be a part of business by creating the Inspired Natives Project which has lifted Heart Berry and other artists such as John Pepion up into bringing our own businesses  and art to the market. From our first blanket the Wool Renewal  To the Woodland Throws Made in the US Read the Dwell article "The Pendleton Problem" at https://www.dwell.com/article/cultural-appropriation-home-decor-pendleton-60491a02#:~:text=The%20Pendleton%20Problem%3A%20When%20Does%20Cultural%20Appreciation%20Tip%20Into%20Appropriation%3F&text=Designers%20weigh%20in%20on%20the,you%20could%20give%20or%20receive.    

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Auntie Approval

Where we live there aren't many businesses.  Big dreams are hard to come by.  But we are both hardship and unbelievable beauty.   Four years ago on a tiny Rez house on a dead end road we waited.  We lived next to the amazing Pat and the now deceased Jim Northrup for 10 years.  Pat is one of those Aunties.  The one who raises everyone's children and would give you the clothes off her back.  Pat was a touchstone of our community.  Their family had followed the development of Heart Berry from its beginnings as a beadwork hustle.  When I began working with the Inspired Natives Project Pat would stay up to date on all my doings.  She knew I was waiting...

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