Nike N7 Power of Perseverance Collection

For the Holiday 2015 season, Nike N7 presents the Power of Perseverance Collection, Nike collaborated with Bunky Echo-Hawk, a Native American artist and member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, in shaping the graphics presented.

Nike N7: The Power of Perseverance


Launching November 7, the Power of Perseverance Collection recognizes the movement of sport on Native lands and drives awareness of the Native American culture. It includes men’s and women’s basketball and running apparel and footwear, as well as a collaboration with NBA star Kevin Durant on the KD8 N7 that he will debut on November 8 during the Thunder’s Native American Heritage Night.

The collection is led through Nike N7 ambassadors Lyle Thompson and Jude Schimmel, who have both overcome and persevered to motivate others and move their generations through sport.


The two athletes have also inspired Bunky Echo-Hawk, a Native American artist, devoted activist and galvanizing force, who helped shape the Nike N7 Power of Perseverance Collection and has collaborated with Nike since 2011. His striking, large-scale paintings, enlivened with pop culture references ranging from arcade games to cult films, seek to demystify stereotypes about Native culture. A member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Echo-Hawk is also known for his captivating live art performances, during which he paints vibrant canvases informed by audience participation, social issues and traditional rituals.

About N7

N7 is Nike’s long-time commitment and mission to inspire and enable two million Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America to participate in sport and physical activity. The N7 philosophy embraces the Native philosophy: “In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”


After nearly a decade of partnership with tribes across North America to support programs aimed at physically active lifestyles, Nike deepened its connection to the Native American community in 2007 with the launch of N7 beginning with the Nike Air Native N7 shoe. The N7 collection followed in 2009, to celebrate Native American and Aboriginal culture and to raise awareness for the N7 Fund, which has raised more than $3 million for Native American and Aboriginal youth sport programs.


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