Author Archives: Cassandra Medina

Welcoming Sakari Farms to the Nawapo Family: Preserving Tradition, Cultivating Connection

Welcoming Sakari Farms to the Nawapo Family: Preserving Tradition, Cultivating Connection

Dear Nawapo community, We are thrilled to welcome Sakari Farms, a Native Owned (Inupiaq) tribal farm from Oregon, to our family. Sakari Farms operates on intertribal lands, honoring the role of “Original Land Stewards” on Turtle Island. They grow regional traditional foods using ancestral tribal seeds, native fruits, vegetables, herbs, and specialty plant medicine. Sakari […]

Introducing Olson’s Corner Keepsakes: Handcrafted Treasures Now Available on Nawapo!

Introducing Olson’s Corner Keepsakes: Handcrafted Treasures Now Available on Nawapo!

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Olson’s Corner Keepsakes to the Nawapo family! As a newly featured vendor on our exciting new website, Olson’s Corner Keepsakes brings a wealth of handmade treasures, local goods, and a strong sense of community connection. Founded in 2022 by the creative minds of Ben, Tami, and Ross Olson, […]

Reflecting on Independence Day: A Complex History and Ongoing Journey

Reflecting on Independence Day: A Complex History and Ongoing Journey

United States Independence Day, celebrated on July 4th, holds profound significance for many Americans. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that the observance of this day carries different meanings for various communities, particularly Native nations. Today, we delve into the complex history behind July 4th and recognize the struggles faced by Native Americans and Black […]

“Ode’imini giizis” – The July “Berry Moon,” a culturally significant time for the Ojibwe

“Ode’imini giizis” – The July “Berry Moon,” a culturally significant time for the Ojibwe

In the Ojibwe language, July is referred to as “Ode’imini-giizis,” which translates to “the Berry Moon” in English. This name reflects the seasonal significance of July within the Ojibwe cultural and natural calendar. For the Ojibwe people, the Berry Moon represents the time when various berries reach their peak ripeness and become abundant for harvesting. […]

Meet Red Lake Nation Foods!

Meet Red Lake Nation Foods!

Our mission is to offer unique, specialty natural foods and gift products which represent our cultural heritage for the benefit of over 10,000 members of the Red Lake Nation Red Lake Nation Foods is wholly owned and operated by members of the Red Lake Nation. They specialize in producing and distributing a variety of natural […]

Embracing Diversity: The importance of inclusion on a Native American Commerce Site

Embracing Diversity: The importance of inclusion on a Native American Commerce Site

In today’s interconnected world, the power of cultural exchange and collaboration is undeniable. When it comes to a Native American commerce website, the question arises: should non-indigenous creators and artists be allowed to sell on these platforms? In this blog post, we explore the significance of embracing diversity and the benefits that arise from welcoming […]

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