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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...

About President Xi's "Guardian" Bentwood Box

Although I'm known for my relatively unique merger of Chinese/Northwest Native artistic influences, I never imagined that representatives of the Ma...

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 entrepren...

Seattle Channel Visits Louie Gong at the Eighth Generation Studio

In his vibrant Seattle studio, artist and activist Louie Gong describes his trend-setting pathway to independence and sustainability as a cultural ...

Become an Intern at Eighth Generation (2015)

Do you want to learn what it takes to be a full time artist? Do you want to participate in the development of highly unique products from scratch t...

Native artists with custom shoes available NOW!

This holiday season I've received dozens of polite requests - and even some frustrated demands - that have reminded me the world wants more customi...

RedBull.com tells the story of the S'klallam Skatepark

  The community art project at the Port Gamble S'klallam Skate Park, funded by the Sheckler Foundation, was featured on a recent episode of RedBull...

Going big with the Port Gamble S'Klallam tribe and the Sheckler Foundation

A few months ago the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe asked if I could help paint their new skate park, which was built after years of hard work by the...

Barack Obama's Warning to People of Mixed Heritage

Check out this rare video of Barack Obama talking directly about the mixed race experience. Rescued from a robust collection resources gathered dur...

Design Yourself: A workshop and forum for arts entrepreneurs

This free, hands-on workshop March 01, 2014 is a collaboration between Louie Gong (Nooksack), founder of Eighth Generation, and the Smithsonian's N...

The Most Important Native You've Never Heard Of

How good is your knowledge of American history?  How about Native history?  In my travels, I often ask this simple question of the audience "Who wa...

Custom Shoe Tutorial

After conducting over 70 custom shoe workshops around the world - and making about 200 unique pairs myself - I still think this early (2008) tutori...