Louie Gong Named to Native Max Magazines "Top 10 Most Inspirational Natives"

November 01, 2012

I feel truly supported and encouraged by Native Max's consideration of me for this list of inspirational people - which includes icons like Wavoca, Maria Tall Chief, and Leslie Marmon Silko.  Here's what they had to say:

Eighth Generation is a fresh and distinctive company that produces original artwork in the form of shoes, prints, shirts, skateboards, hand drums and custom made items.  Founded by Louie Gong in Seatac, Washington in 2009, 8th Generation is a company whose foundation is based off of vital principles, perspectives and ideas. Gong named the company based off the inter-tribal concept of “seven generations” which as Louie states, “tells us that we should consider the consequences of our decisions seven generations into the future. I recognize that I’m standing on a foundation made stable and rich with stories because of my ancestor’s good decisions and sacrifices.” It is with this notion that Louie wishes to embed in all of his creative pieces. The question of who we are as individuals and what our cultural identity is transpires into his work. Louie Gong is Nooksack, Squamish, Chinese, French and Scottish descent and has used contrasting artistic elements of original Coast Salish art and pop culture icons to illustrate his cultural identity.  Cont'd in print...

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