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Dorothy Grant (Canada)

Internationally renowned fashion designer and traditional Haida artist Dorothy Grant’s strong connection to her culture and Haida identity has been the driving creative force and her foundation as a contemporary fashion designer for over the past thirty-two years. In 1988, Grant became the first to merge Haida art and fashion utilizing her formal training at…

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Jeneen Frei Njootli (Canada)

Jeneen Frei Njootli is renown for creating incredibly inventive and beautiful garments. Jeneen is inspired by the wearable art made by their ancestors and families hands. They hope to honour their respective traditions by giving continuation to the values enacted in creating hand made, imaginative, playful and meaningful wearable pieces and adapting them to our particular…

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Catherine Blackburn (Canada)

Catherine Blackburn was born in Ile a la Crosse Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She grew up in the small rural town of Choiceland, Saskatchewan and holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Blackburn is a bead artist, painter and jeweller whose common…

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Rosary Spence (Canada)

Designing and creating clothing and intricately beaded jewelry has been a lifelong interest and passion for Spence. Her first entrepreneurial experience was selling hand beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from her grandmothers kitchen table, she was 6 years old. Spence’s grandmother, Fabiola Spence, has played a major role in her skills, technique, and drive to…

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Sho Sho Esquiro (Canada)

“This collection is called “worth our wait in gold” and it’s in honour of the murdered and missing aboriginal women. There is 24K gold in almost each piece.” – Sho Sho Esquiro, www.shoshoesquiro.com … Organic fabrics, recycled leather and fur hides, original paintings, feather, bone and other natural materials are also common elements used in…

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Wendy Redstar (USA)

Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video,…