First Nations people have to walk in two worlds: this unavoidable, fast paced, modern world, and, at the same time, their own cultural world of interconnectedness, protocol and ceremony.
This duality is represented in this new take on a classic bentwood box design. The traditional styles of front and back Formline designs found on countless old boxes have been fused together into one complete and complex composition.
The design is set on its traditional material, red cedar. The word for red cedar in the Tsimshian language translates to, “the real wood”, signifying it’s use in all aspects of their lives: our homes, canoes, clothes, totem poles, bentwood boxes and more.
This 100% silk scarf was designed by David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian), winner of 2017 Wool Blanket Design Contest.
This beautiful scarf features the signature ledger artwork of Blackfeet artist and Inspired Natives Project Collaborator John Isaiah Pepion.
The buffalo was the staff of life for most Plains Indian Nations. Today the buffalo is still a central part of life, from food to ceremony. John's buffalo design pays tribute to the power and sacrifice that the buffalo continues to give.
This 100% silk scarf was designed by Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe) in collaboration with Eighth Generation’s Inspired Natives Project.
The "Renewal" design, which is characteristic of the woodlands floral tradition, tells the story of physical and spiritual renewal. It honors the land through representations of the wild plum flower, the water through the beloved wild rice, and healing through the dogwood flower, which is used to create traditional tobacco.
This 100% silk scarf was designed by Michelle Lowden (Acoma Pueblo) in collaboration with Eighth Generation’s Inspired Natives Project.
The Balance Silk Scarf is influenced by Acoma pottery, which traditionally reflects patterns and designs found in nature, and represents the balance we all strive for. This beautiful design also embodies the aspiration we have to be more intentional with choices in our lives.