Meet a few of the artists who are part of the Native Northwest Family
We believe that Indigenous artists should be treated fairly and with respect. Each of our exchanges, from the sourcing and compensation of Indigenous artists, to our staff and merchants, are part of a lifelong relationship between Indigenous cultures and the communities we pledge to honour and respect. Authenticity of art, design, and culture is the foundation to our mission of building everyday connection to Indigenous cultures.
Native Northwest products are guided by the following principles:
- 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists
- All artists have provided consent and contractual permission for their art to be featured on Native Northwest products
- Artist names are acknowledged on all product packaging
- Cultural traditions are honoured by acknowledging cultural affiliation on product packaging
- Artists are paid in fees and royalties
Lac Seul First Nation, Ojibwe
“I am a proud member of Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty Three Territory. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba but currently reside in Red Lake, Ontario. My work is influenced by Ojibwe florals and the nature around me.”
Coast Salish, Musqueam
“Our stories and traditions are woven into our textiles. These woven designs reflect our ancestral traditions and our connection to nature.”
“I was raised in a way of life based on hunting, fishing, feasting, singing, dancing and visual arts. Art has always been communicated as an expression of spirit to the connections to people and the ways of life.”
"Art is an intimate connection to our history, identity and our community. I am honoured to continue our traditions and to share them."
Maynard Johnny, Jr.
Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw
"My passion is to share Coast Salish art with my family, community and beyond. I am very touched when passing down this cultural legacy to my grandchildren."
"It is amazing having my designs on a range of Native Northwest products. It is a good way to share my art and get my name out there. My art can now be easily afforded and allows people to enjoy an item with one of my designs on it."
"I create art that connects me to my family, our traditions and our spirit of continuity."
Francis Horne, Sr.
"Our art retells our ancestors stories about our connection to the land that we have respectfully lived on for thousands of years."
Want to work with us?
We love our artists and are honoured to share the spirit and beauty of their cultures. Over the years, Native Northwest has worked with more than 100 Indigenous artists and their families. Artists at all stages of their careers and from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to submit their designs for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your submission, please describe yourself, your art, your experience, and digital images and/or a link to your website. Please include your cultural affiliation and contact information. 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists. Artists will be paid in fees and sales based royalties.
We look forward to getting to know you!