Joleen General has created several Native inspired cakes. Her company Heavenly Sweets takes orders for these custom designed pieces of art. She is from the Deer Clan of the Onondaga Nation and lives on the Six Nations Indian Reservation in Ontario, Canada.
Joleen has been making cakes since 2010.
Can't wait to see what kind of designs she comes up with next!
Find out more about Heavenly Sweets....
There's only 3 weeks left until Christmas so you better start marking people off your list quick! Here's some inspiration for gift giving this year. A lot of these suggestions are artisans and not big box retailers so get your orders in quick if you want these by Christmas!
Don't show up empty-handed to the party. Bring something for the gracious hosts!
Tanka Gift Packs - I like the Wild Summer Sausage gift crate that comes with a braid of ...
The Algonquin, Chippewa, and Cree, among others, gathered wild cranberries where they could find them in what is now Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Wisconsin, all the way west to Oregon and Washington, and north to areas of British Columbia and Quebec, according to Devon Mihesuah, a professor at the University of Kansas and an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation. The berry was called sassamenesh (by the Algonquin) and ibimi (by the Wampanoag and Lenni-Lenape), which translates literally ...
After serving frybread and Indian tacos at a fundraiser for the Native American Student Association at Northern Michigan University, Marty Reinhardt had an epiphany. Would his ancestors even recognize the food they were eating today? This led him on a year-long quest to decolonize his food.
For a full year Professor Reinhardt and a group of 25 volunteer subjects swapped out a percentage of their daily diets with foods that would have been a part of the Great Lakes diet prior ...
Facing Diabetes in a Native American World
by Judy Anderson“Facing Diabetes in a Native American World” is the result of an experience of a Native American man with Diabetes and his struggles physically, financially, emotionally and socially. Out of his fight to take back his life, was born a deep desire to inform and educate other Native Americans before they have to overcome all the obstacles and challenges he did. And being Native American, there was also the Spiritual ...
It’s a cold and breezy night at the powwow.
There are specials going on and you are freezing!
What is the first thing that you would want?
A cup of Coffee!!
Well at least this Powwow Mom does!
When you are away from home, and away from your favorite coffee shop, sometimes powwow coffee doesn’t meet the need. So what I’ve learned to do is to take my coffee with me!
If I know that I will be away from coffee shops and in to the ...
As a mom of two and a grandmother of four, it’s an eternal challenge to eat reasonably at powwows!
Especially when you’re not camping with a full kitchen for all the cooking. First there’s the nutritional and healthy challenge. Next there’s the financial challenge. And then there’s the time and convenience challenge. Plus there’s the challenge of offering something appealing to the kids. Lastly, it has to work for my slowing middle-aged metabolism, the physical demands of one daughter’s fancy shawl ...
Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, representing all twenty-two federally recognized tribes in Arizona, convene in Flagstaff to compete for the first ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship! The film takes a larger then life turn as four contestants (Tatanka Means, Teresa Choyguha, Dey & Nite and Camille Nighthorse) battle their way to compete for the title in the championship round. This is the frybread competition unlike any you have ever seen and the movie you can almost taste!
THE REAL THANKSGIVING FOODS
By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek
Director, Black Swamp InterTribal FoundationPRELUDE Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with gravy, Bread Stuffing/Dressing, Cranberry Sauce, Three Bean Casserole, Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie … traditional Thanksgiving foods right? Well they are traditional Thanksgiving foods in the sense that Americans have been eating some of these foods and other foods as Thanksgiving staples for over 200 years. But are they the ...
THE NATIVE AMERICAN HARVEST GATHERING
By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek
Director, Black Swamp InterTribal FoundationLong before White Contact to the “New World” the Native Americans had many kinds of celebrations for the four seasons. One of the most celebrated for the Eastern Woodland Culture was that of Harvest Time. This festival was mainly indigenous to the Eastern Woodlands because of their strong agricultural base. Of course these celebrations took place in Autumn but their actual ...
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The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes. The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and …
This project will help you learn to do applique rosettes on a small project. Beaded medallion necklaces have been popular for both men and women dancers for many generations. These …
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