We created this series of Moccasin making tutorials to support makers.
Part 1 covers materials and patterning. For more patterns and information check out our Nookomis Obagijigan Pattern Book! Happy Making!!
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:
The Good Seed- Wild Rice and other ways of Reclaiming As Anishinaabe Ojibwe people, we believe in utilizing our art as a way to bring together our value system with business, our communities, and our stories. What we see and carry on us influences what we think is important. We all want to be that nike ad right? Full of life, vitality, epicNess. Our Good Seed Collection represents a driving force in artist Howes' life and in her work. "I started going wild rice harvesting just about five years ago. There is something so magical about being out on the lake with the Manoomin stalks curved over the boat. Ricing reminds me alot of doing beadwork. It's alot of work and we...
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:
Heart Berry's artist Howes spent much of 2020 early on working with the architecture team from DSGW and the Turtle Mountain Band to create a series of a large scale murals for their new water park. We are so excited to reveal them alongside the team! Ground has been broken on the facility and we cannot wait to see these in action.
More reveals to come. Miigwech to Kim Kroeker for her design assistance on this project and for DSGW Architecture's Michael Lavendure for bringing us into the team.
Nookomis and her girl also part of the largest mural yet to be revealed! Stay Tuned!