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Not that kind of Grandma

My Grandma was not one of those fun grandmas.  At her house we did not make messes or have sleepovers.  She was a boarding school survivor, strict catholic, and quite frankly as a kid she scared me. As my grandma grew into her last years though I was a budding geneologist, cultural artist, and loved photos.  I loved to ask her about her life, about pictures, and about our shared childhood home on Reservation road. She was not a maker. I never saw her create art of any kind.  So why name the moccasin book Nookomis Obagijigan?   Kadina was sent to Red Lake Boarding School in 1923. She grew up the child of the nuns who beat her.  I don't know...

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House of Howes is now Heart Berry!

Ten years ago House of Howes began as a tiny beadwork and regalia business.  Armed with the Inspired Natives Project we grew into creating the Legacy gifts you know us for.  From our beautiful story wool blankets to Ojibwe floral earrings to our custom art work we have grown beyond our wildest dreams.   The "Heart Berry" or Ode'imin in our language has been the driving force behind our design and community work. We are so excited to take the next step in our growth into what we have maybe always been, Heart Berry. Our stories tell us that we are the people of the Heart Way.  And just like our ancestors we grow, change, evolve, and circle back to our home.  Welcome to...

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