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Meet Kyle and Michele Reyes, Inspired Natives Project Collaborators!

How many couples do you know who, between them, work full-time jobs, serve on three community boards, operate a photography business, teach several college courses, raise six children, and still find time to create incredible cultural art? Well, now you know one: Eighth Generation is pleased to announce our newest Inspired Natives Project collaborators, husband-and-wife duo Kyle and Michele Reyes! In addition to being a dad, husband, and artist, Kyle (Hawaiian/Japanese/Filipino) is the Special Assistant to the President for Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Education at Utah Valley University (UVU) and conducts workshops to give underrepresented youth a platform to..  - Read More

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

Full force into the future: Meet Sarah Agaton Howes, Inspired Natives Project Collaborator

Although she’s much too humble to say so herself, Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe) is a force to be reckoned with. She creates beautiful, intricate beadwork art on moccasins and other products. She also runs ultra-marathons with Kwe Pack, a running group she founded to connect with other indigenous women wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. In addition, she teaches beadwork to community members. For her art, teaching, and community organizing efforts, Howes was recently named one of the Duluth News Tribune’s “20 Under 40”. We recently spoke with Sarah to learn more about how working with Eighth Generation has influenced..  - Read More

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