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It's all about the plants!

Our Ojibwe florals come from the world we are surrounded by.  They are a reminder of the foods, medicines, and beauty meant for our good life.  When I first started beading I did what a lot of beaders do which is look at beadwork for ideas. But as I began to dig deeper and spend more time outside I could see the whole world is a beader's Pinterest board.   Drawing and art can be intimidating because like so many other people, I thought I had to be able to draw European portraiture to be an artist. But when we look at our cultural art as representative, as inheritance, and as the beautiful messaging it us we know we can all...

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We are on Native Land

Working from the Heart, Binding together Ojibwe Art with Community Organizing, a new pathway for Entrepeneurship Reporting to you live from Native land today.  As a small Native owned business, Heart Berry is also one of the fastest growing in the Midwest. But as a Native artist and CEO, I want to grow down and out, not only up.  Alongside our collaborative partner Eighth Generation we have been able to build our reach and grow from pencil drawing and custom regalia to teaching, creating art installations, and donating thousands of dollars a year to local organizations.  As Native people we often get told we are in two worlds.  As an Anishinaabekwe I reject this idea.  It pulls me in two...

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Makizinikewin (Moccasin Making) 4 of 9 Puckering the Toe

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   Have you been following our other blogs? If you missed them you can check our YouTube or here Happy Making!

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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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