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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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PBS Making it stories Heart Berry

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.

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Art of Transformation in Headwaters Foundation Calendar

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...

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HB Winter Comfort Collection

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...

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New Reveal on large scale murals!

Heart Berry's artist Howes spent much of 2020 early on working with the architecture team from DSGW and the Turtle Mountain Band to create a series of a large scale murals for their new water park.  We are so excited to reveal them alongside the team!  Ground has been broken on the facility and we cannot wait to see these in action.      More reveals to come. Miigwech to Kim Kroeker for her design assistance on this project and for DSGW Architecture's Michael Lavendure for bringing us into the team.  Nookomis and her girl also part of the largest mural yet to be revealed!  Stay Tuned!  

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