There’s a fine line between cultural appreciation, and cultural appropriation.

Here is some basic reading material to help you understand the difference.

In the spirit of appreciation for Indigenous creations, and support for Indigenous artists, here’s a list of places you can shop – and know that you’re looking at authentically Indigenous works.

I’m open to additions or corrections to this list (hit me up in the comments!) I have made my best effort to gather only those shops/artists who clearly and transparently identify as Indigenous. Any errors in the original list are my own.

1. Ondarez http://www.ondarez.com/
2. NTVS http://www.thentvs.com/shop
3. Blu Hummingbird Beadwork https://www.facebook.com/BluHummingbirdBeadwork/
4. NDN Inspired https://www.etsy.com/shop/NDNinspired
5. Birch Bark Betty https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BirchBarkBetty
6. Haida Raven Art: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HaidaRavenArt
7. Demian Dineyazhi https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DemianDineyazhi
8. Est. Time Immemorial https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/EstTimeImmemorial
9. Fox Alive https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/foxalive
10. Dahlia Drive: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DahliaDrive
11. Nalgona Positive https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NalgonaPositiveShop
12. The Koorie Circle https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheKoorieCirlce
13. One Earth Exchange https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OneEarthExchange
14. Indigenous Fun Facts https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/IndigenousFunFacts
15. InLaKEshArte https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/InLaKeshArte
16. Marthe’s Corner https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MarthesCorner
17. My Native Roar https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MyNativeRoar
18. NDN Beads https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Ndnbeads
19. OOKOmShA https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OOKOmShA
20. Native Craft Canada https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NativeCraftCanada
21. Becka Commanda https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BeckaCommanda
22. Jedi Bead Tricks https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JediBeadTricks
23. Nishta Creations https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NishtaCreations
24. Beautiful Star Beads https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BeautifulStarBeads
25. Totem Design House https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TotemDesignHouse
26. Kwiio Couture https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KwiioCouture
27. Beadword by Josie https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BeadworkByJosie
28. OhShijei https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OhShijei
29. Kokum’s Jewelry Box https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KokumsJewelryBox
30. Alaskan Violet https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/alaskanviolet
31. Art from Above https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/artfromabove
32. Canadian Metis https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/canadianmetis
33. Prairie Metis Works https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PrairieMetisWorks
34. Gryphon Beadcraft https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/GryphonBeadcraft
35. The Great Thunderbird https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheGreatThunderbird
36. Created Native https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CreatedNative
37. A Touch of Native Beauty https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ATouchofNativeBeauty
38. Beaded Willow https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BeadedWillow
39. Wanbli Hota Beadwork https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WanbliHotaBeadwork
40. Blue Turtle Made https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BlueTurtleMade
41. Green Knobs Boutique https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/GreenKnobsBoutique
42. Little Wings and Oaks https://www.facebook.com/littlewingsandoaks
43. Fireweed Baby http://www.fireweedbaby.com
44. Twindian Designs http://www.twindiandesigns.com
45. Bethany Yellowtail https://www.facebook.com/byellowtaildesign
46. SheNative https://www.facebook.com/shenative
47. Breaking Out the Beads https://www.facebook.com/BreakingOutTheBeads


2 responses to “#ShopIndigenous

  1. HI!! I received your name from Jackie Hildering on Vancouver island! I am doing a project on North Pacific Right Whales and I would love to chat with you about it! 🙂


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