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Duluth Children's Museum Mural

“The Great Rice Race”  Mural by Heart Berry’s Sarah Agaton Howes now at the Duluth Children's Museum  Our mural shares the fun and work of wild rice harvesting, canoeing, and the animals that share our ecosystem (our earth) with us. Going ricing is a fun time of community, sharing, full of stories and hard work.  “I love to hear the stories the old guys tell of their amazing rice harvests or the time they tipped their canoe, this mural depicts the fun and also the work of this beautiful way of life.”  In the Great Rice Race, Rabbit and Turtle playfully race while Bear, tired from a long day naps on the canoe.  Fish and Otter watch the excitement while...

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Springboard Public Art Installation!

New Public Art by all Native Team!   Heart Berry is so excited to finally reveal the new installation by Heart Berry's Howes, Holly Young (Dakota), and Nedahness Greene (Ojibwe).  The team won the Native Presence Commission and has finally realized this vision to brighten University Avenue in St Paul.   More than just a land acknowledgment: Springboard for the Arts is committed to acting on their values and thus prioritized a Native Presence Installation for the predominant place on their building.  Installed across 25 windows surrounding the building, our team brings together ledger, beadwork, and photography in this stunning, large scale collaboration.    Dakota territory: Our team knew we needed to collaborate with a Dakota artist, and are thrilled ledger...

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Our ancestor's resilience

My grandma used to tell me about the unmarked graves at her boarding school in Red Lake.  As she aged, she shared more and more about her boarding school experience.  The psychological, physical, and spiritual abuse they suffered carries in us now, today, and we suffer and heal and grow pushing against it every day.   With the recent acknowledgement of the unmarked graves, thus far up to 1353, is the very tip of the iceberg of our ancestors never returned to their families.  As communities, we sit now with rage, grief, anger, and resolute strength during this time of the rest of the world knowing our grandparents stories were true.  The church and government run boarding schools genocide was one...

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Building local economies ~Duluth Screen Printing~

As a small Native owned business we understand the importance of building our local economies.   We work hard to build collaborations with local companies and businesses.  Our work is coming from the Rez to you! We want to share a fun new collaboration between ourselves and a local embroidery at Duluth Screen Printing.    We know our community loves to see the stories but also where their dollar goes.  We know we are all thinking about these questions.    Our new HB Move collection is based on creating beautiful functional pieces to get Moving in.  The second piece in this is our new Strapback hat--    

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Can non-natives support and rock Heart Berry?

Founder Sarah Agaton Howes answers the FAQ if non natives can represent Heart Berry “YES” as an answer to appropriation. You can check out more from Eighth Generation here: https://eighthgeneration.com/blogs/blog/can-i-buy-wear-eighth-generation-products-if-i-m-not-native#comments Listen and watch here:   Read here: This is Sarah, CEO and founder of heartberry.com. As an inspired native collaborator we work to create beautiful utilitarian art based in our cultural tradition we get asked a lot as a non-native person can I support and represent Heart Berry and the resounding answer is absolutely yes none of the work we're creating is ceremonial or inappropriate for non-native people to have. With that said for too long non-native companies have been stealing and profiting off of native art working with 8th Generation,...

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