We believe that Indingeous 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 fairly in fees and royalties
Meet a few of the artists who are part of the Native Northwest Family
Leila StoganMusqueam, Coast Salish
“Our stories and traditions are woven into our textiles. These woven designs reflect our ancestral traditions and our connection to nature.”
Francis Horne Sr.Coast Salish
“Our art retells our ancestors’ stories about our connection to the land that we have respectfully lived on for thousands of years.”
Ben HoustieBella Bella
“Art is my language and an expression of who I am and where I come from. Sharing my culture helps to honour and preserve it.”
“Art is central in our traditions and expresses who we are as a people. I am honoured to be an artist and share our culture with the world.”
“Art is an intimate connection to our history, identity and our community. I am honoured to continue our traditions and to share them.”
Nicole La RockCoast Salish
“I am delighted to share my art which will hopefully touch people in a positive way and add to their day.”
Paul WindsorHaisla, Heiltsuk
“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.”
“My art tells women’s stories, showcasing the beauty and creativity of life.”
“I am honoured to share my culture and appreciate when people show their respect by using products that feature my designs.”
Simone DiamondMusqueam, Coast Salish
“I create art that connects me to my family, our traditions and our spirit of continuity.”
“Creating art honours my journey through my fires so that I might stand in truth; my work is not a career, it is a way of life.”
“I am honoured to create art that respects the traditions of my ancestors from the Naikun Raven clan on Haida Gwaii.”
Want to work with us?
We love our artists and take pride in sharing the spirit and beauty of their cultures. Native Northwest has worked closely 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 email@example.com
In your submission, please describe yourself, your art, your experience, and digital images and/or a link to your website. Please include your tribal affiliation and contact information. 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists.
We look forward to getting to know you!