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Louie's Holiday Guide to Gifts and Good People

A few weeks ago, Eighth Generation was featured in the LA Times list of "Gifts that will Change the World."  That inspired me to curate my own gift guide based on the amazing people that supported or inspired me during my journey from an emerging Native artist who drew cultural art on shoes to becoming a leading arts entrepreneur. The main point here is that when you buy from one of the folks on this list, you can be assured that your dollars are sustaining an individual that will help nurture the next generation of emerging artists and arts entrepreneurs...  - Read More

Louie Gong Talks Cultural Appropriation - Modern Native Warriors, KBCS

Eighth Generation founder Louie Gong discusses the economic and cultural impact of cultural appropriation from the perspective of an arts entrepreneur. The following audio was part of "Modern Native Warriors," a series by KBCS radio station in Bellevue, Washington.  Matt Remle, Michael Vendiola, and Colleen Echohawk were also interviewed as part of this series, which you can enjoy here. Excerpt: "In Native communities, we are flush with art and ...hardworking artists. What we are not flush with is opportunities to collaborate with larger companies in order to build our business capacity." "It's additional labor to always be addressing this idea..  - Read More

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