Heart Berry Artist Howes was asked, along with Dakota artist Marlena Myles, to create an image depicting how we protect the future. The posters, and promotional materials created by the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis will promote the Covid-19 Vaccine for tribal communities. "To be good relatives to our communities means taking care of ourselves on mental, physical and spiritual levels so that we can honor our elders' teachings and pass those down to the youth. We all are responsible for protecting our future generations by nurturing our youth and cherishing our elders through our own actions. This kind of compassion for others and ourselves is the blooming flower of life in each of us." Marlena Myles "I have...
"Being at the heart of connection." Howes describes how cultural art, Ojibwe design, and running a business builds community in this interview with Jaida Grey Eagle from Minnesota Public Radio. Howes was named an Indigenous Changemakers as part of Minnesota Public Radio's series alongside Lieutenant Peggy Flanagan, Author Brenda Child, and a host of incredible Indigenous Minnesotans. Read the MPR feature here:
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:
Heart Berry is so excited to announce we have been awarded the Native Presence Mural for the new Springboard Arts building Our project will launch in Dakota territory in St Paul! We decided to bring a collaboration forward with the incredible ledger artist Holly Young and photographer Nedahness Greene. Artists Howes and Young will collaborate on a piece bringing the story forward about the relationship between Dakota and Ojibwe people. Greene will create a series highlighting the tribal communities in Minnesota. Stay tuned for updates and photos! Read more at:
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: