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Canoe life

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.  

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Survivors Fund for MMIW

The MN Dark Clouds, Minnesota's oldest and largest fan club and Heart Berry, Minnesota's fastest growing Ojibwe brand proudly collaborated to raise funds for Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center.  Wednesday evening we proudly handed off a Literal giant check to Nicole Matthews, ED of MIWSAC.  MIWSAC plans to create a Survivor's Fund with the $8443 raised with your support to aid survivors of sex trafficking.  We are so proud of your support and the love that was generated around this innovative collaboration.   You can always contribute and support MIWSAC's work at their home

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NBC on Artists Decolonizing the Status Quo

Most "Native" Art is Fake or Stolen.   Indigenous Artists Are Fighting Back "A new generation of Indigenous Artists is decolonizing the status quo" New NBCLX Feature of Eighth Generation and Heart Berry's work to Fight Back “The pattern of these companies that exploit Indigenous communities is to partner with people who don’t have a voice,” Gong said. “Native artists are trying to reclaim the story and create something for future generations.”  "Heart Berry, which sells blankets, earrings, T-shirts and more has doubled year over year, making it one of the fastest-growing lifestyle brands in Minnesota. She says running her business is familiar territory as a Native American." Interested in supporting Native American art? O'Loughlin advised skipping auction houses altogether and...

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