Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, or just shopping for a “treat yourself” moment, shopping Native directly supports Indigenous artists, artisans and businesses!
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Allan Madahbee Flutes
“Hand made authentic Woodland Native American Flutes. Each flute is detailed and signed by me… I am Anishnawbe, born on Manitoulin Island, home of the Great Spirit… fully recognized and registered Native American in Canada and the United States. let me know if you have any questions on Native American flute history, construction, availability and pricing. I do make custom orders, and they are a great idea for that special person… collectors and musicians.”
Text & Photo taken from Allan Madahbee’s facebook
Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw) is a contemporary artist who specializes in unique, free-hand original abstract designs. Dawn also serves as Executive Director of the Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) and has worked with numerous museums, cultural organizations, and tribal initiatives throughout the region.
“Traditional singer, dancer, speaker and carver, Jonathan Perry is grounded in the traditions of his ocean-going ancestors. He considers designs by examining the raw materials closely, and draws his images from the grain, hues, and patina of wood, stone and copper. Jonathan enjoys using the materials and knowledge handed down from his ancestors to express his understanding of the natural world as well as the changes over time since Creation. His mentors, like the late Nanepashemet (Tony Pollard) of the Wampanoag Nation, have taught him to observe and take special care when handling these materials, and breathing life into his pieces of art. Jonathan’s work embodies the refined quality of those of his ancestors, while still drawing upon his experience in a contemporary society. His pieces reflect balance within the Natural World, incorporating stories, effigies, and symbology of Wampanoag traditions.”
Text & Photo taken from Jonathan Perry website
“Jennifer Lee is enrolled with the Metis Nation of North America and the Northern Narragansetts. She has been enjoying making bark baskets for 40 years. Her interest began with the study of her Native American ancestors of the Northeast Woodlands. She teaches basket classes and educational programs extensively. The bark roots and branches are wild harvested by her family in the Northern Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She’s received awards at the Mohegan Wigwam Festival, Saratoga Native American Festival, Kearsage Indian Museum, Deerfield Craft Show, and North Carolina Basketmakers Association.”
Photo taken from Jennifer Lee’s website
Vera Longtoe Sheehan
Vera Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu Abenaki) is an artist, educator, culture keeper and activist who has exhibited, lectured, and taught at museums and cultural institutions throughout the world, including at the Institute for American Indian Studies. She is the Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, founder of the Abenaki Arts and Education Center, and member of the Coalition of Ethnic Studies and Equity in Schools. As an artist, Vera preserves the tradition of her ancestors by making twined, plant-fiber creations, including distinctive twined bags, baskets and textiles.
Photo taken from JVera Longtoe Sheehan‘s website
Fine Wabanaki Arts by Jeanne Morningstar Kent
Jeanne Morningstar Kent is an Enrolled Member of the Nulhegan Coosuk-Abenaki of Vermont, author of The Visual Language of Abenaki Art, and Native artist who specializes in gourd artwork. In her book, Jeanne discusses how, for centuries, the people of the Wabanaki Nations of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada have used signs, symbols, and designs to communicate with one another. Despite European expansion, war, intermarriage, and the hiding of their identities to avoid persecution, Wabanaki people used their visual language to keep their teachings and culture alive.
Photo taken from Jeanne Morningstar Kent’s website
“Wunni keesuq Good day nutusuwees Annawon Weeden. Natohmas Masipi Wampanaak, “My name is Annawon Weeden, I am a Mashpee Wampanoag artist working under the name First Light Fashion. My work features many materials harvested from our traditional homelands, throughout many New England tribal territories. All wampum featured is hand harvested from our coastal waters. A tradition passed on from my mother. Crafting wampum was also a tradition passed on from my father. Wampum is one of many ways to show our culture will be passed on to future generations. Although wampum has held many meanings, definitions and misrepresentations, wampum was always meant to be shared. To be worn. To be seen. It’s an honor to reveal the rich history captured within each shell, as a physical representation of our cultural survival, identity and evolution. I’d like to thank you for taking time to look over our site and learn about our heritage. Kutaputunumuw (Thank You All)”
Photo and text taken from Annawon Weeden’s website & facebook
Jannette Vanderhoop an Indigenous entrepreneur From the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. She is a professional artist, published author/illustrator, master gardener, educator and yoga instructor. She works with children and adults of all ages teaching nature based themes. She is a trail blazer, a serious, accomplished and prolific artist, she sells her work at the Vineyard Artisans’ Festivals in the summers. She sits on the board of directors for the Aquinnah Cultural Center and seeks to increase global visibility and connection of Eastern Seaboard indigenous people through museum exhibits, community workshops, art shows, school visits, and urban and rural projects. With the desire to fight stereotypes as they relate to native people, her work is decidedly contemporary.
Using locally sourced wampum shells from the rugged coastline of Martha’s Vineyard, Jannette’s organic, colorful jewelry is appreciated for both its eccentricity and it’s simplicity. Meant to inspire both the wearer and the viewer and connect them to the essence of the sea. Anything but basic, completely authentic, these conversation starters are sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression. Are you a collector? Because You are sure to be left wanting more!”
Text & Photo taken from Island Naturals’ website & facebook
Sarah Sockbeson (Penobscot) is a basketmaker who has demonstrated and exhibited her work at various shows, museums and markets throughout the country. Sarah apprenticed with renowned basket maker Jennifer Neptune, who taught her the traditional way to gather, prepare, and weave ash splints into baskets. For each of her unique pieces, Sarah combines traditional materials and techniques, elements from nature, and influences of the modern world.
Photo taken from Sarah Sockbenson’s website
Dan Simonds & Wampum Wear
“Pequot artist Dan Simonds born and raised in Norwich, CT. he is a member of the Simonds Clan that dates back to the 1858+prior Mashantucket Pequot Census. Wampum Wear Makes Native American Wampum and other shell jewelry by hand. We also trade and re-sell many artists that we respect from around Indian Country. We sell at many conferences and powwows from NCAI, RES, Denver March to Gathering of Nations. if you would like to invite us to your powwow please message Dan Simonds on facebook or email [email protected] or text 406-600-0163.”
Text & Photo taken from Wampum Wear facebook
“Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original flute music and making flutes using only hand tools and fire for over twenty 25 years.
As a flute maker his focus is to remain historically consistent, in terms of relationship to, and the process of, building a flute. Hawk’s attention to detail, both in tuning and aesthetics is evident. Working with hand tools allows him to intentionally accentuate the natural beauty of the wood grain, with each part of the flute being beautifully hand carved and meticulously sanded. Only a gentle breath is necessary to create a full, rich sound which can easily transition to the upper octave. Custom orders are welcomed!”
Text & Photo taken from Hawk Henries’ website
“As a Passamaquoddy artist, every time I create something new I’m reminded it’s not new. Our families and peoples have been here for over 13,000 years and everything I make is building on their legacies. All that comes from me is made possible from their knowledge of our homelands. To do as my ancestors did is to know them. To see the art they created is to hear their whispers. My work continues to let their stories flow while reminding us of the hardships, strengths, and love that allowed us to be here today as Wabanaki People.”
Photo taken from Frances Soctomah’s website
Cosmetics & Skincare
Text & Photo taken from Cheekbone Beauty website
Rez Gal Lashes
Specializes in silk, mink, 25mm & magnetic lashes. Following text taken from their About Us Page.
“Aaniin! My name is Brandi Woodhouse, I am Anishiniaabe Ikwe from Pinaymootang First Nation, in Manitoba Canada. I am the owner of RezGal Lashes Inc. I started this small business in the summer of 2020, I wanted to provide quality lashes at an affordable price to all my sisters across Turtle Island. I have people always ask “why did you name your lashes ‘RezGal’?”. I named it RezGal because I wanted to make the term ‘RezGal’, something we can be proud of and feel empowered by and in doing so, no one can ever shame me for where I came from, who I am and where my roots are; lastly I wanted to let all the girls like me know that being from the rez is something to be proud of.”
Text & Photo taken from RezGal website
Blended Girl Cosmetics
“Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é Shí éí Shí-Fawn Chee yinishyé Kinyaa’áanii nishłį́ Bilagáana bashishchiin Táchii’nii dashicheii Bilagáana dashinalí Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́
Blended Girl, originally from LeChee Arizona was raised by her grandparents and two aunts. Shí-Fawn fell in love with makeup in her early 20’s & her passion grew from there. She was a little sad that when she walked into various cosmetic stores there was no representation for Indigenous peoples on any packaging or palettes.
Blended Girl Cosmetics offers a variety of Native themed cosmetic products to help with representation in the beauty industry. Items you just can’t get in stores.”
Text & Photo taken from Blended Girl Cosmetic website & facebook
Yukon Soaps Company
“Yukon Soaps Company is Indigenous-owned and operated. Handcrafted by Joella Hogan in Mayo, Yukon, Canada, their products are inspired by the land and Joella’s travels around the world.”
Text & Photo taken from Yukon Soaps Company website & facebook
Text & Photo taken from Prados Beauty website
“Ah-Shi in Navajo means, ‘this is me, this is mine, that’s me’! Ah-Shi beauty – This is MY BEAUTY! We are a proud Native American/Black-owned and operated Prestige Beauty Brand. The First Native American Beauty Brand to launch entire skincare and full cosmetic collection. Indigenizing The Beauty Industry. Ah-Shi Beauty made history to open not one but two physical locations in the country. We proudly operate on and off the Navajo Nation.”
Text & Photo taken from Ah-shi website
“Handmade, foraged, small-batched, artisan skincare that empowers you to be you! Feel and look authentically YOU with sacred plant medicinal skin and body care. Begin and end your day in sacred self ceremony.
Text & Photo taken from Niawen Facebook
Haípažaža Phežuta-Medicine Soaps-Lakota/Dakota family owned business.
“We create a practical avenue for families towards a more respectful and reciprocal relationship with the Grandmother earth. We reduce the use of plastic bottles by making shampoo bars. We incorporate our traditional medicine plant relatives in what we create and we align our indigenous values of generosity and reciprocity with our business model by offering a gift with every purchase made on our website. Everything we create is inspired by our Lakota/Dakota homelands, our traditional stories and songs, our children and families and our love for our people.”
Text & Photo taken from Haipažaža Pȟežuta website & facebook
“Honouring cultural plant knowledge, Indigenous science and self-care rituals, Sḵwálwen (squall – win) offers skincare experiences grounded in the natural world. Founded by ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph of Squamish First Nation, this is plant medicine for skin and spirit.”
Text & Photo taken from Sḵwálwen website
“Sister Sky, a certified Native American, women owned company is approved by the Intertribal Agriculture Council to use the “Made by American Indians” trademark on the company’s natural hair and body care products.
The company distributes Sister Sky branded lotion, shampoo, conditioner body wash and soap nationally. Principal partners are real life sisters, Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe, both enrolled citizens of the Spokane Tribe in Washington State.”
Text & Photo taken from Sister Sky website
“Sequoia is a Proudly Indigenous brand that is 100% owned and operated by Indigenous women. Founded in 2002 by Michaelee Lazore who is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Akwesáhsne and Northern Paiute from Nevada. The design, production, and packaging of all the products is done in the working studio locally. None of the manufacturing is outsourced. In order to keep the next seven generations in mind, the production is sustainable and ingredients are ethically sourced. Sequoia has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Michaelee’s kitchen. When Michaelee first started out, she was also working as an engineer designing roads, sewers and ditches. Her passion for creating beautiful soaps drove her to quit her day job as an engineer. Now Sequoia serves customers all over the world with their indigenous inspired products.”
Text & Photo taken from Sequoia Soaps website & facebook
Spirit Earth Holistics
“Spirit Earth Holistics blends timeless Indigenous knowledge with the finest ingredients Mother Earth has to offer. All of our bath, body and wellness products are 100% natural, therapeutic, and eco certified. Crafted on-site and in small batches from a place of heart. No Parabens, No DEA, No Aluminum, No Synthetic Fragrances, No Chemicals, No Sulfates. Natural preservative to extend the shelve life to 2 years. Not tested on animals, and cruelty free.”
Text & Photo taken from Spirit Earth Holistics website
Fashion, Jewelry & Lifestyle
“At Ay Lelum, we create wearable art garments that embrace diversity, and we are committed to sharing Traditional Coast Salish art and culture for all people to wear and enjoy. Our culturally appropriate clothing is designed with family artwork that is non-ceremonial and is all-inclusive for everyone! We also offer a range of sizes, with our ready-wear being manufactured from XS-3XL.”
Text & Photo taken from Ay Lelum website & facebook
“At Inuk360 we use as much sustainably harvested arctic furs and leathers as possible, such as, traditionally tanned moose hide, caribou, wolf, beaver, seal skin and musk ox, drift wood and antlers. Our creations have gone to homes in all the Territories and Provinces of Canada, many States in the USA and to several homes overseas, like South Africa and Luxembourg. With each Inuk360 creation there is a lot of thought, care, and love put in to them. I hope anyone who wears Inuk360 wearable art, can feel all that goodness put in to each of them.
Text & Photo taken from Inuk 360 website & facebook
Dead Pawn Skateboards
“Dead Pawn is dedicated to its customers, especially the Native youth in the various Nations on Turtle Island. Oftentimes, Leander “hides” a skateboard in a skate park or public space knowing the board will find its way to a well-deserving owner. Someone who will not only appreciate the gift itself and the beauty of the artwork, but the story that it tells.
The stories the skateboards tell, transcend the concept of “traditional” in their execution. The art pieces depict a way of a way of life, a way of being, and a way of interacting with the physical world yes, but the designs are modern and fresh. Graphically designed with technology that only now can mimic the precise, expert geometric, shape-making that is iconic in Navajo designs, the boards are moving pictures—moving through time. They guide and bridge generations together in an everyday-purpose item. The oral tradition of storytelling combined in a single artifact that can be both a fine art collectible and a teenager’s first set of wheels. It is what Leander calls ‘storytelling for the next generation.'”
Text & Photo taken from Dead Pawn website
“Two Native American guys trying to fill a hole in the market that is missing the voice of the people. Our mission is to teach the youth the importance of embracing culture and history while building a Native American clothing company. We do that by crafting Native apparel designs that you can be proud to wear. Modern Native American clothing and Native prints that have a deeper meaning. Maybe it’s a light hearted or funny design. Maybe it’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed. We use art and streetwear mixed with our culture to create one-of-a-kind designs that embrace our Native American culture and heritage.
The NTVS is for everyone who supports indigenous culture. We want you to buy authentic “Native made” designs opposed to knock-off indigenous art you find at big box stores and online.”
Text & Photo taken from The NTVS website & facebook
“Building forts out of sage brush, hauling water and attending boarding school in the mid 80’s. SABA a descendant of both Dine’ & Walatowa people from the 4 corners of the world found in Northern New Mexico.
Like alot of Indian/Native/Indigenous people living on and off of the reservation, SABA has endured a great amount of confusion to why his traditional way of life and identity is getting harder and harder to find. Unknowing of the historical trauma that lay underneath piles of priceless hand woven rugs. SABA receives the message of his and herstories thru Arrowsoul fumes in current day petroglyphs. While working in various communities and building with tribal kin, Saba finds he is one of many indigenous refugees diggin his way back to the roots through Hip Hop/Indigenous Expression. Bridging the gap from old to new, Hoping to relay the message to the younger generations that the first peoples are ALIVE and Continuing to rise out of this colonial coloring book. Remembering that we have always painted walls, banged beats, rocked the earth and shared stories with our families that stretch from Canada to South America.”
Text & Photo taken from Sabawear website
“Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous Artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg) located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River.
Jay creates art under the name Chippewar which represents the hostile relationship that Canada’s native people’s have with the government of the land they have resided in since their creation.
Chippewar is also a reminder of the importance of the traditional warrior role that exists in Indigenous cultures across North America that survives into the present day.
In addition to painting, Jay is a clothing designer, spending spring through fall on the powwow trail showcasing his art and apparel.”
Text & Photo taken from Chippewar website
“DeMontigny’s original collections showcase the most elegant examples of her Indigenous heritage (Cree/Metis) made in luscious leather and suede with exciting finishes like unique metallics and details such as fringe, cutwork and hand beading. Her leather and shearling coats, skirts, evening dresses and casual pieces, unique jewelry and all leather IT bags are not only luxurious but functional and timeless. She also custom designs bridal and engagement/wedding dresses, diamond engagement rings and fine jewellery along with her edgy leathers for men.”
Text & Photo taken from Angela DeMontigny’s website & facebook
Sky Eagle Collection
“I designed 400 ribbon skirts for the Sky Eagle Collection who donated all of them
to battered women’s shelters on reservations in the USA and Canada. The idea is to create medicine bundles with 1 or 4 skirts and the hope is that these bundles give good medicine to the recipient.
In support of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women’s (MMIW) Advocacy groups, the Sky-Eagle Collection has donated to many advocacy groups with the goal to provide action to the MMIW epidemic. The intention is to empower and give hope to those who are in need of support, and hopefully their medicine bundles will get them to the next step in healing.“
Text & Photo taken from Sky Eagle Collection website & facebook
“Lofttan is an Indigenous owned company based in the heart of the beautiful Niagara region and traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnabe people. Owner/designer April Mitchell-Boudreau is a Turtle clan Mohawk with roots at Six Nations. She’s passionate about awakening and engaging the creator that lives inside all of us. Lofttan is designed and made in Niagara, using textures and traditional materials like shell, sustainably sourced wood, and semi-precious stones.”
Text & Photo taken from Lofttan website
Text & Photo taken from OXDX website
Niio Perkins Designs
Niio Perkins Designs specializes in traditional and contemporary Iroquois beadwork, clothing and accessories.
“Creating raised beadwork is my way of honoring the unique gifts passed down through generations of Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse), and forging a legacy of cultural expression through design. Influenced by the beauty of ceremony and inspired by feminine energy, my creative aesthetic fuses traditional attire with a tough but dignified attitude for a distinctive look.
Interpreting deeply rooted cultural and spiritual motifs into treasured jewelry, clothing and accessories is a family specialty. Handmade in the heart of Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, my work showcases ancient Haudenosaunee symbols and raised beadwork techniques.”
Our designs are like stories, thoughtfully woven into our dress. In this way my creations hold certain power. They capture our personalities, desires and identity at this particular moment in time. They invite us to explore and honor what it means to be Haudenosaunee and Indigenous today.
Text & Photo taken from Niio Perkins Design website & facebook
Clan Mother Designs
“Clan Mother is an Indigenous brand is rooted in the culture, identity and people that have survived generations of colonial violence. Our company draws on the every day beauty found in ceremony, the water, the land, and the brilliance that is Indigenous people.
Ever evolving, never frozen in time.”
Text & Photo taken from Clan Mother Design website & facebook
“Hustle Tribe is an independent brand based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota that offers quality goods. By combining innovative design with quality apparel, Hustle Tribe strives to create classic, and timeless clothing. Since 2013 we have been heavily involved with indigenous and urban underground street culture. From years of skateboarding, hip-hop music, fine art, and pow-wows, Hustle Tribe embodies strong roots and has been 7 years in the making. Our brand represents the hood, rez, to rodeo drive, and everything in between. If you’re down with the movement, your down with HUSTLE TRIBE”
Text & Photo taken from Hustle Tribe website & facebook
Text & Photo taken from B.Yellowtail website & facebook
Totem Design House
“A bold re-imagining of the traditional animal crests of the Northwest Coast Peoples. The initial inception of Totem Design House began in 2004, when Erin Brillon (Haida/Cree), tired of the typical Northwest Coast art t-shirts, decided to start a contemporary clothing and home decor brand utilizing her artist/carver brother Jesse Brillon’s Haida designs.
Fast forward to 2014, through her work coordinating Indigenous Youth empowerment programs, Erin began learning the art of screen-printing with her daughter Marlo, who was then 14 years old. The three began collaborating to create unique hand-printed silkscreen shirts.
In 2016, Andy Everson, renown Northwest Coast artist and cultural leader from K’omoks First Nation joined Totem Design House. Erin and Andy, as life partners and creative collaborators, along with Jesse and Marlo, are working to expand Totem Design House as a locally made, artist produced, one-stop-shop for authentic Indigenous made products.”
Text & Photo taken from Totem Design House website & facebook
Text & Photo taken from Indigo Arrows facebook
Beyond Buckskin Boutique
“Beyond Buckskin launched in 2009 by Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) as a website dedicated to showcasing and promoting our continent’s first artists and original designers. In 2012, the original blog website expanded to include an online boutique as well. The origin story of this boutique is rooted in positive activism and a desire to share our cultures with the world through fashion design.
Based out of North Dakota, Beyond Buckskin is dedicated to advancing creative small businesses located throughout rural and urban communities by providing an online store where customers can connect with Native American fashion designers and jewelry artists.
We currently work with over 40 individual artists and small businesses to get their incredible and unique work out to a broader audience. Our designers all advance traditional Indigenous artistic practices by bringing ancient designs, natural materials, and cultural stories to modern fashion. Diversity, beauty, utility and tradition come together in the garments and accessories we share with the world – from our hands to yours.”
Text & Photo taken from Beyond Buckskin Boutique website & facebook
Elegant hand-crafted jewelry featuring natural materials, inspired by the beautiful environment of the Great Lakes region
Text & Photo taken from Tashina Emery’s website & facebook
“The Great Lakes combined is the largest body of freshwater in the world. It has a unique lifeway specific to the people who live within its shores. The landscape is varied by the extreme temperatures of the ranging from freezing cold, snow and northern lights in the winter, rain and thunder storms in the spring, strong winds and bold autumn colors in the fall, while the brief summer months are filled with hot splendid sunrises and sunsets. The Anishinaabeg possess tremendous respect and appreciation for all of nature’s forces and Spirit elements.
Using natural objects for personal adornment is part of the Indigenous culture and traditions. The designs and materials used in making art; songs and dances, clothing and jewelry, we show respect for the environment and beliefs instilled by our ancestors. Making beautiful jewelry and clothing is one way we honor the gifts given to us by the Creator; it is an expression of creativity of who we are as people. It is the way we say, “I am Anishinaabe.”
Text & Photo taken from IAMANISHINAABE website
Be Heard Merch
“Be Heard Merch is inspired by Koyai Z. Clauschee who was born and raised in the small rural town of Chinle, Az located on the Navajo Reservation.
I am half Navajo, quarter Irish, and quarter German. Growing up the first 18 years of my life I was almost ashamed of my Irish and German decent being around a majority of Native Americans. I then spent many years after on my journey off the reservation almost ashamed of my Navajo side due to stereotypes. As I educated myself more and became more comfortable with who I am, I quickly became extremely proud of my mix ethnicities and upbringing. The journey of being comfortable in my own skin was a long one, but taught me many lessons and experiences I want to share with YOU!
I want to collaborate my simple everyday style with the beautiful and powerful patterns/colors I’ve learned through meeting amazing ethnicities across the world, especially my from my cultures! Not only do I want to show you all the world through my eyes, but give you all a voice through the process by incorporating your visions into something as simple, but as powerful as a piece of clothing. One love, one united, one world.”
Text & Photo taken from Be Heard Merch website & facebook