The canoe is the oldest form of transportation in our homelands here in the great lakes. We have traversed the continent in our "Jiimaan" and canoes remain a vital and enjoyable part of our good life. "My family uses our canoe for ricing and just cruising around. Every fall we hit the rice lakes for our beloved Manoomin. What I love about doing design is being able to make small touches of Ojibwe style for every day." Whether a neck tie, a bag, or a lapel, the canoe pin is the perfect accessory on accessory.
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!
PBS' "Making It" interviewed Heart Berry team about how the origin of our art, how we have adapted in this pandemic, and the joys of cultural art. We are deeply moved by this in depth and well rounded story. Truly thankful. Wild Story about this day: While they were interviewing us, the Duluth Pack/Ivanka Trump scandal was breaking. We were actually talking with mentors, responding to concerned community members, talking to Other press outlets, and planning our break with Duluth Pack DURING THIS INTERVIEW!! and that's another day at Heart Berry.
Heart Berry's Howes "Bringing Back Mamahood" in new Headwaters Foundation for Justice Calendar "Transformation as an Anishinaabekwe is returning. Every move has been made to remove us from our hearts, our lands, and our breath. When we return to our ways, our language, and our ceremonies, and who we truly are we transform not into something new but into something ancient. We become that which we grieved and raged and sobbed and longed for. A memory. We are returning because our grandmother's kept themselves safe for us. This is our work." Howes draws on motherhood and her own work to reclaim her identity often in her art. In the Ojibwe Floral Tradition, Howes was taught to use plants as...