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Auntie Approval

Where we live there aren't many businesses.  Big dreams are hard to come by.  But we are both hardship and unbelievable beauty.   Four years ago on a tiny Rez house on a dead end road we waited.  We lived next to the amazing Pat and the now deceased Jim Northrup for 10 years.  Pat is one of those Aunties.  The one who raises everyone's children and would give you the clothes off her back.  Pat was a touchstone of our community.  Their family had followed the development of Heart Berry from its beginnings as a beadwork hustle.  When I began working with the Inspired Natives Project Pat would stay up to date on all my doings.  She knew I was waiting...

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CNN features our mask making/donating and our new tutorial!

CNN featured Heart Berry along with other cultural artists and designers about mask making in our communities.  Read the article here:   https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ethnic-group-culture-face-masks-trnd/index.html Today we are busy making masks to donate to our local lunch delivery workers.  We have created a new easy mask making tutorial which takes 7 minutes!   Miigwech to all our essential workers. 

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Is that Heart Berry?

Seeing our art around?  Us too and its absolutely intoxicating.   PC Nedahness Greene And right now so much of it seems like no brainers.  Of course, there should be the art of the original people greeting visitors as they enter Duluth. But it takes the light shone by our mentors, like Louie Gong, to show us what we aren't seeing in the dark of the hustle.  "Louie has made me cry, more times than I would like to admit."  Heart Berry CEO, Howes admits "But everytime I listen, he's dead on.  And I know that he genuinely is invested in me."  Mentors hold us to a high standard because they can see it. So much has changed in such a...

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