Giving Back

Giving Back

August 13, 2020

In 2019, we were able to donate approximately $2,500 to nonprofits. We have donated to, Native Youth Leadership Alliance, Salish School of Spokane, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and Holistic Native.

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Gifting in Native American Culture

Gifting in Native American Culture

July 16, 2020

An act of gifting by the gift-giver is taken with full consideration and with a clean-heart as if to express “I value our relationship and offer you this gift as a tangible symbol of your importance in my life”.

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THE HEALING DANCE - NATIVE AMERICAN JINGLE DRESS

THE HEALING DANCE - NATIVE AMERICAN JINGLE DRESS

July 14, 2020

One story of how the jingle dress originated is during World War 1.  An Ojibwe girl became very sick, possibly from the widespread Spanish influenza epidemic. Her father feared he was going to lose her and sought through prayer a vision or dream to save his daughter.

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Growing Native Plants - Edible Landscapes and Permaculture

Growing Native Plants - Edible Landscapes and Permaculture

June 20, 2019 4 Comments

My grandparents lived on a 120-acre allotment on the Spokane Indian Reservation where they grew a garden and some trees. I remember my grandparent’s home with fond memories of flowers, elder, service, and gooseberry bushes, wild strawberries, camas, wild carrots, and old gnarly apple trees.

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INDIAN LANGUAGE IS OUR SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

INDIAN LANGUAGE IS OUR SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

May 22, 2019 4 Comments

Indigenous language revitalization is a ceremony of healing. In ceremony, we carry ourselves with a positive mind, spirit, and intention. Move forward in this ceremony knowing that cultural practices and values are not only good for the spirit, but for the mind as well.

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Women's History Month - Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Women's History Month - Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

April 03, 2019

The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers comprised of elders from all over the world, came together for the first time in 2004, to form a global alliance. Their alliance is one of, “prayer, education, and healing for our Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children and for the next seven generations to come.” 

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Women's History Month - Early Native American Activist, Zitkala-Sa

Women's History Month - Early Native American Activist, Zitkala-Sa

March 22, 2019

In the early 1900's, she began using her platform as a writer and musician to bring attention to many injustices in the Native community. While bringing attention to the injustices, she fought for the rights of Native people when she joined the Society of American Indians

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Supporting Black Owned Businesses

Supporting Black Owned Businesses

February 15, 2019

As a small, Native American owned business, we know all too well how challenging it is to compete with large retailers. During Black History Month, we want to highlight the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses and provide you with the resources to easily find one near you or online.

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Black History Month – Giving Thanks To Black Inventors

Black History Month – Giving Thanks To Black Inventors

February 15, 2019

Everyday is a great day to learn about black history.  Thankfully, February is dedicated to just that! There are several black inventors we can thank for their amazing inventions, because life wouldn’t be the same without their amazing talent!

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What is Black History Month?

What is Black History Month?

February 01, 2019

Black History Month dates all the way back to 1926 when it was known as ‘Negro History Week’, created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. This month was chosen by Dr. Woodson because it was the birthday months of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.

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Indigenous Peoples March

Indigenous Peoples March

January 18, 2019 2 Comments

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The Significance Of Hair In Native American Culture

The Significance Of Hair In Native American Culture

January 04, 2019 38 Comments

There are many teachings and practices in our tribal cultures that are significant to who we are as Native people. One of many things important to our cultural identity is, our hair. Our hair is considered sacred and significant to who we are as an individual, family, and community.

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