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Our Favorite Places to Shop for Native Products

Our Favorite Places to Shop for Native Products

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 31st, 2020 Last Updated on: March 26th, 2020

As you might have seen from past articles and gift guides, we love supporting our Native & First Nations entrepreneurs!

We wanted to put a spotlight on some of these amazing Native-owned and First Nations-owned businesses that might not get the attention they deserve. Also on the list are some businesses that, while not native-owned, help to sell Native products and keep the pow wow going.

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Update – Because of the popularity of this article, we have opened a full online directory of places to shop for Native products!

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Native American Beauty Supplies and Products

ArXotica – The Sparck sisters, members of the Qissunamiut Tribe, source their own ingredients to produce skincare products made with TLC – Tundra Loving Care.

Bison Star Naturals – Based in Taos, New Mexico, this body care company is run by a husband and wife team. Their products are made with organically, naturally and locally sourced ingredients and never contain animal products, dyes or perfumes.

Cheekbone Beauty – This cosmetics company based out of Ontario, Canada, was founded by Jennifer Harper (Anishinaabe). They’re known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products.

Indigenous Cosmetics – Based out of Colorado, Indigenous Cosmetics is Sicangu Lakota/Chippewa Cree owned. Their products are made with natural ingredients in small batches, and hand-poured.



Mother Earth Essentials – A Canadian indigenous-owned company, Mother Earth Essentials creates luxurious bath & beauty products from natural ingredients and traditional recipes.

QUW'UTSUN’ MADE – Founder Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth is from the Quw'utsun'/Cowichan Peoples. She started the company as a way to preserve the traditional knowledge of the Coast Salish Nation, like good medicine, through sustainable skin care.

Sequoia Soaps – 100% native-owned and operated, and handmade with natural ingredients.

Sister Sky – A certified Native American, women-owned company that creates natural hair and body care products. Real life sisters, Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe, are both enrolled citizens of the Spokane Tribe in Washington.


Blankets

Eighth Generation – Living by the motto “Inspired Natives, not Native-inspired”, this native-owned and operated company sells 100% Native designed products. Founded by artist and activist Louie Gong (Nooksack), they’re the first native-owned company to produce wool blankets!

Kotah Bear – Owned by a husband and wife team who are both enrolled members of the Diné (Navajo) tribe. The company is known for their plush blankets as well as handcrafted items like jewelry and home goods.

Kraff’s – Located on the Yakama Indian Reservation, Kraff’s has been a longtime fixture in the native community. Not native-owned, but they travel to some of the bigger pow wows and have gotten to know many folks along the pow wow trail. World famous for their blankets and apparel.

Pendleton – Not native-owned but they’ve been a big presence in the Native community for many years. Pendleton blankets are usually gifted in ceremonies, pow wows, or other significant milestones.

Teton Trade Cloth – Started by making wool trade cloth.  Teton now has a full line of blankets.


Books

Birchbark Books – Owned by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), based in Minneapolis, and has a large selection of books written by Indigenous authors as well as books about Indigenous peoples.

Red Planet Books & Comics – Native Realities, the Albuquerque-based company behind the Indigenous Comic Con, opened this store to feature comics, toys, games, kid’s books and pop art from Native and Indigenous artists and writers.


Clothing & Accessories

49 Design – A small Native-owned company that specializes is all-over print products like clothing, shoes, accessories and home décor.

Aconav – A native-owned and operated couture fashion brand, based in Phoenix, AZ. The brand celebrates the strength and empowerment of women through positive expressions in designs that tie culture to modern style.

Ataumbi Metals – Raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Keri Ataumbi was exposed to both traditional Native American aesthetics and contemporary art theory and practice from an early age. Her Kiowa mother ran a trading post and her Italian-American father is famous for his bronze sculptures. Ataumbi and her sister were encouraged to pursue their individual interests in art, and the results are gorgeous.

B. Yellowtail – The clothing is designed by Northern Cheyenne & Crow fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail, and their accessories are 100% handmade by a collective of Native American artisans whom hail from Tribal Nations throughout North America.

Beyond Buckskin – Launched in 2009 by Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) to promote Native artists and designers. They soon expanded to include an online boutique and work with over 40 artists throughout Turtle Island.

Edzerza Gallery – Alano Edzerza is a Tahltan multimedia artist and entrepreneur based in West Vancouver, British Columbia. His business focuses on art, apparel, and jewelry for everybody.

Eighth Generation – Living by the motto “Inspired Natives, not Native-inspired”, this native-owned and operated company sells 100% Native designed products. Founded by artist and activist Louie Gong (Nooksack).

Emmett Navakuku – An award-winning artist from the Hopi Reservation. Be sure to follow his Facebook to see what stunning jewelry he’s been working on!

Etkie – A company that creates luxury cuffs handcrafted by Native American artisans in New Mexico to create timeless, ethical heirloom jewelry, designed to empower the women who make and wear them.

Ginew – The only native-owned denim brand! They focus on American-made materials, and fuse that with elements of their Native American (Ojibwe, Oneida, and Mohican) heritage to express a contemporary Native voice through premium apparel and accessories.

Gourd Jewels – Created by Hopi artist Michael Adams, his unique jewelry combines his background in woodcarving and painting. They even have a jewelry subscription service, a unique gift for anyone!

J. Okuma – A Native American artist (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock) known for her intricate beadwork, mixed-media soft sculpture, and fashion design.

Manitobah Mukluks – An indigenous-owned company that specializes in mukluks, the original winter boot of Canada!

Marco Arviso – A Navajo (Diné) artist who draws from his past experience in painting and sculpting and brings it to the world of jewelry design.

N8V Ace – Founded by Ricky Nelson, aka N8V ACE, a Diné (Navajo) Entrepreneur/Author/Videographer/Rap Artist who promotes culture, Native language preservation, and positivity to all. He sells a fun mix of clothing and accessories with the Navajo language on it.

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Native Gorilla – Native Gorilla is a hand printed clothing company dedicated to supporting nonprofits (Stronghold Society & Native Women’s House of the Rockies) through sports, art, and community service!

Native Works by Chief Seattle Club – In partnership with its parent organization, Chief Seattle Club, Native Works honors Native tradition while fostering a healthier Native future. Their goods are handcrafted by a local apprentice, and 100% of proceeds go directly to providing meals, mental healthcare, drug and alcohol counseling, housing referrals, legal consultation and more to those in need within Seattle’s Native community.

NotAbove – Founded by Nanibaa Beck, a 2nd generation Diné (Navajo) jeweler, Known for her hand sawn original language necklaces.

The NTVS – A Native apparel company that uses art and streetwear, mixed with culture, to create one-of-a-kind designs that embrace Native American culture and heritage.

OxDx Clothing – A Diné-owned fashion label operating out of Arizona. Their artwork brings to light indigenous issues and challenges.

Peace Love & TSOul – Diné-owned and started by a brother & sister team, this jewelry & accessories house specializes in unique statement pieces for both Men and Women.

Salish Style – A Women and Native American-owned company based in the ancestral Coast Salish Territory of the spuyaləpabš (Puyallup) people in Tacoma, Washington.

SheNative – An Indigenous-owned company that creates inspiring leather handbags and apparel that share Indigenous teachings embedded with positive values passed down by ancestors.

Shumakolowa – Owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes of New Mexico, Shumakolowa showcases original, handcrafted works of Native American art, whether that's jewelry, pottery, or other home goods.

Totem Design House – A contemporary clothing and home decor brand that focuses on Northwest Coast art.

TPMOCS – Founded by Maria Running Fisher Jones (Blackfeet), they specialize in handcrafted moccasins while providing employment opportunities and resources to Native American communities in need.

Tribal Trade Co. – Founded in 2013 by Mallory Graham (Rose), an Ojibway woman from Curve Lake First Nation. They offer clothing, accessories, and giftware from all across Turtle Island.

Trickster Company – Founded by siblings Rico and Crystal Worl, their mission is to promote innovative indigenous design, particularly Northwest Coast art.

Urban Native Era – A clothing company that is striving to create a vision and a voice for the 7th generation of Native America.


Food & Drink

Bedré Fine Chocolate – Owned by the Chickasaw Nation, the only tribe to own a chocolate brand! You can't beat a sweet treat that supports the local community.

Native Coffee Traders – Based in New York, and run by Native Americans (Unkechaug and Shinnecock Nations) they know the importance of working with native communities and cooperative family farms throughout South and Central America.

Native Harvest – Part of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, their mission is to facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation, while preserving and restoring traditional practices and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage. Their most popular products include maple syrup and wild rice.

Red Lake Nation Foods – From their reservation in northern Minnesota, this natural food company specializes in hand harvested wild fruit jellies, jams & syrups, and wild rice.

Sarjesa – A socially focused tea company based in Canada that raises awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Star Village Coffee – A native-owned and family operated coffee roasting company located on the Reno Sparks Indian Colony.

Tanka Bar – Owned by Oglala Lakotas on the Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, with a mission to provide the very best foods that are sustainably grown by Native American producers, minimally processed with care and respect, to help you feed mind, body and spirit.

Thunder Island Coffee Roasters – A native-owned & operated coffee roasting company, located on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, Long Island, New York.


Home Goods

Indigo Arrows – Inspired by their Anishinaabe roots, they wanted to bring these patterns out of the museums and into the home to inspire the next generation.

Native Northwest Select – Located in Musqueam (Coast Salish) territory, they focus on home goods and apparel with a Northwest Coast style.

Shumakolowa – Owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes of New Mexico, Shumakolowa Native Arts showcases original, handcrafted works of Native American art, whether that’s jewelry, pottery, or other home goods.

Totem Design House – A contemporary clothing and home decor brand that focuses on Northwest Coast art.

Trickster Company – Founded by siblings Rico and Crystal Worl, their mission is to promote innovative indigenous design, particularly Northwest Coast art.


Music

Canyon Records – Located in Phoenix, Arizona, they’re a producer and distributor of Native American music, one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry!

Drum Hop – Offers the largest online library of old music recordings as well as listing pow wows for Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Canada.

Indian House Records – A 50-year-old record company in Taos, NM, that specializes in recordings of traditional and powwow music.

RPM.FM – Revolutions Per Minute is a global new music platform, record label, and boutique agency where you can discover the most talented Indigenous musicians from across Turtle Island and around the world.

Tribal Spirit Music – Based in Canada, they specialized in powwow drums in a variety of sizes and styles.


Pow Wow Supplies & Regalia

Bead & Powwow Supply – Specializes in offering supplies for powwow regalia and contemporary American Indian art. Based in Mt Pleasant, Michigan but you can find them at powwows throughout the Great Lakes region during the powwow season.

Crazy Crow – One of the largest sources of Native American craft supplies.

Noc Bay – A great online resource of quality Native American Indian crafts, craft supplies and craft kits.

Sharps Indian Store – Based in Oklahoma, they carry quality, handmade regalia and beadwork for all your powwow needs.

Shokota Pow-Wow Supply, LLC. – A small home-based business located in Fort Hall, Idaho carrying ribbons, jingles and so much more.

Wandering Bull – Suppliers of Native American Craft Supplies, Vintage and Antique Native Art with a focus on the Northeast Woodlands. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, in Washington, NH.


Did your favorite artist or business make the list?

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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