The narrative about Dakota and Ojibwe relations has always been told as singlularly one of conflict. When St Cloud State proposed an art installation in their new American Indian Center, Heart Berry's artist Howes knew right away what she hoped for. "This area is so important as this place between our nations as Dakota and Ojibwe people. I really wanted to work with a Dakota artist on this project. Holly Young and I both loved the idea of sharing the story of the gift of the big drum from the Dakota. The Big drum to me is such an Incredible gift of grace." This pencil to digital collaboration pulls together the old stories with a modern installatin by Turtle Mountain sign...
Heart Berry Tutorial shares about How to Sew the Toe of Pucker the toe of Split Toe and Round Toe Moccasins
Along with pattern, needle, and supply information, we share how to sew together the toe of Ojibwe Pucker Toe Moccasins
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A collaboration between John's Hopkins Great Lake Hub and the Fond du Lac Band brought together community members to share about their strengths and resilience. The amazing photographer Nedahness Greene and Heart Berry's Howes were asked to create art to visually represent their words. These pieces are available through Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota, Howes' home community. For prints and information on Nedahness Greene connect with her on her facebook. For more information on custom art from Heart Berry email firstname.lastname@example.org Check the gallery-- Art by Sarah Agaton Howes Photo by Nedahness Greene Art by Sarah Agaton Howes Photo by Nedahness Greene Art by Sarah Agaton Howes Photo by Nedahness Greene Art by Sarah Agaton Howes Photo by Nedahness Greene...
PBS' "Making It" interviewed Heart Berry team about how the origin of our art, how we have adapted in this pandemic, and the joys of cultural art.
We are deeply moved by this in depth and well rounded story.
Wild Story about this day: While they were interviewing us, the Duluth Pack/Ivanka Trump scandal was breaking. We were actually talking with mentors, responding to concerned community members, talking to Other press outlets, and planning our break with Duluth Pack DURING THIS INTERVIEW!! and that's another day at Heart Berry.
We had a great time with
John Pepion and Smudge for your thoughts!
Heart Berry's Howes and Pepion share about their journeys from art hustle to indigenous entrepeneurship.
Hear the inside of our mentorship with Eighth Generation and Louie Gong.