Nike Commercial features Natives in new N7 line! Taboo and Ashton Locklear

Posted By PowWow Articles December 5th, 2018 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2022

The 2018 Nike N7 line has 2 new Native ambassadors, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas and Olympic Gymnast Ashton Locklear.

The following is taken from the Nike website.

This season’s 2018 Nike N7 Collection is inspired by rapper Taboo’s relationship with his Native American heritage, which helped to develop his professional style and gives him pride for his cultural roots.

“My initial style influence was from my grandmother taking me to see traditional dancing in East L.A,” says Taboo. “I was influenced by how they put their outfits together. They wore boots; I wore sneakers. So I started with footwear and accessorized my outfit around that. And it grew from there. My dance style comes from watching ceremonial dance. That’s who I am. I represent what was started hundreds of years ago.”

That traditional Native American dance influence appears in the new collection through intricate beadwork patterning and a color palette from the natural world.

The Nike N7 collection releases November 7 on nike.com and at select retailers.”

From time immemorial, through every seventh generation… We represent. #daretorise #untilweallwin http://www.nike.com/equality

Posted by Nike N7 on Thursday, November 29, 2018

About Nike N7:

Nike believes in the power of sport to move the world forward. We strive to break down barriers, inspire action and bring people together. The N7 collection supports the N7 Fund and its commitment to help organizations provide sport and physical activity programming to Native American and Aboriginal communities so that they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Since its inception in 2009, the N7 Fund has awarded $5.6 million in grants to 243 communities and organizations, reaching more than 420,000 youth. Nike is committed to diversity, inclusion and human rights, and we believe in a level playing field for everybody. Nike.com

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