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.
Heart Berry's Howes "Bringing Back Mamahood" in new Headwaters Foundation for Justice Calendar "Transformation as an Anishinaabekwe is returning. Every move has been made to remove us from our hearts, our lands, and our breath. When we return to our ways, our language, and our ceremonies, and who we truly are we transform not into something new but into something ancient. We become that which we grieved and raged and sobbed and longed for. A memory. We are returning because our grandmother's kept themselves safe for us. This is our work." Howes draws on motherhood and her own work to reclaim her identity often in her art. In the Ojibwe Floral Tradition, Howes was taught to use plants as...
Heart Berry zoomed it up with Chez Oxendine from Tribal Business News to share about our business model, open up about her mentorship with Louie and Gong and the Inspired Natives Project, and doing tribal business during the Covid-10 Pandemic. Read the interview here:
Congratulations to all the nominees of the Inspired Natives Awards!! We are so stoked for Hannah Smith, Heart Berry's Business Manager, who is an artist in her real life! You're amazing! Hannah's work with Ninijaanis1of1's is highlighted in this blog:
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"