It’s Indigenous People Day. Lora Horgen is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. She has worked in the local fashion and boutique scene for over a decade is a strong supporter of Indigenous fashion and style. She now works at the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, but continues to stay involved in the local style and design by curating, styling, and collecting Native designers. Lora introduces us to three Native designers.
Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist and independent curator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also designs the Četáŋ Ská jewelry line, which can be found here. Her collaboration with Faribault Woolen Mills can be found on their website here.
CEO and Artist Sarah Agaton Howes started Heart Berry to create contemporary Ojibwe design for all. Howes is Anishinaabe from Fond du Lac, where her business is based. She is also part of the Inspired Natives project with Native lifestyle brand Eighth Generation. Heart Berry’s designs can be purchased here.
Niniijanis One of Ones is a social enterprise that supports Indigenous children through an artist collective that sells handmade items from Native designers.
Brook LaFloe (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) is the owner of Niniijanis.