"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:
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:
It's time for the ROLLOUT! We are stooooked at Heart Berry to bring your a new Winter Comfort Collection. We see you out there, trying your best. We are on the zoom meeting, out hiking, helping our kids with their schoolwork, and making the best of this time. We also love comfy, cozy, functional clothing. We are bringing you a new head to toe collection this November for gifts and for you. Our small Native owned business is working hard to get ready for the holidays 2020. Life may be different now, but as Native artists we keep pushing on into the future. Our first piece is the HB Work Shirt! Perfect for the zoom to the home work out. This rich burgundy warms the...
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" at https://www.dwell.com/article/cultural-appropriation-home-decor-pendleton-60491a02#:~:text=The%20Pendleton%20Problem%3A%20When%20Does%20Cultural%20Appreciation%20Tip%20Into%20Appropriation%3F&text=Designers%20weigh%20in%20on%20the,you%20could%20give%20or%20receive.