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8th Generation Founder Retires!

Dreams to Fruition It is a bittersweet moment as CEO and Founder of Eighth Generation, Louie Gong retires.  What began as a vision drawing on VANS in his living room has become the most successful Native brand in the country.  As Inspired Natives collaborators, Heart Berry has been so blessed to be along on this journey.  We are so grateful to the vision and mentorship Gong has provided so many.  Take a tour and meet the New CEO!  

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NBC on Artists Decolonizing the Status Quo

Most "Native" Art is Fake or Stolen.   Indigenous Artists Are Fighting Back "A new generation of Indigenous Artists is decolonizing the status quo" New NBCLX Feature of Eighth Generation and Heart Berry's work to Fight Back “The pattern of these companies that exploit Indigenous communities is to partner with people who don’t have a voice,” Gong said. “Native artists are trying to reclaim the story and create something for future generations.”  "Heart Berry, which sells blankets, earrings, T-shirts and more has doubled year over year, making it one of the fastest-growing lifestyle brands in Minnesota. She says running her business is familiar territory as a Native American." Interested in supporting Native American art? O'Loughlin advised skipping auction houses altogether and...

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The art of Resilience/Fond du Lac and John's Hopkins Oodenang

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 info@heartberry.com 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...

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Makizinikewin (Moccasin Making) 3 of 9 Beading

In our ongoing series of Tools for Makers, we are sharing step 3 of 9-- BEADING. This tutorial covers one needle applique beading.  For more tutorials check out our YouTube and blogs.  We are using our Nookomis Obagijigan Pattern book for these moccasins! Happy Making!

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