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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...

Paul Frank announces collaboration with Louie Gong

Last fall, Paul Frank's "Dream Catchin" racial theme party drew criticism from around the world. At the forefront of this discourse was Native Amer...

Schuhe Machen Leute (You Are What You Wear) premieres in Leipzig, Germany.

The story of my recent trip to Leipzig, Germany began in 2009. Like much of my current opportunity, it was the fruit of seeds planted during 20 yea...

Surprised by the cover of Native Peoples Magazine

No one told me that I was going to be honored with the cover of Native Peoples Magazine's April 2013 issue, so you can imagine how surprised I was...

Louie Gong at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

"Design Yourself: IAMNMAI" is an artistic partnership designed to explore issues of identity, community, and mixed heritage through art while remin...