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“I was working with dozens of heartbreakingly talented Native performing artists who, after they got their grant, had little opportunity to mold their career into a sustainable form. There needed to be a stepping stone for them.” - Andre Bouchard
“Building a successful business or organization that people are enthusiastic to work for and the community wants to support means approaching organizational culture from a place of reflection and intention.”
A craftsperson has to be part of a lineage unless they have invented their craft completely on their own. Crafts are a learned skill, they’re complex, and a lot of crafts can never be fully learned in a lifetime of devoted work.
"I find inspiration in the stories of my ancestors who are the original stewards of these lands. To me, it is important to show up as my authentic self rather than a version that focuses on blending into a primarily white community." -Mary Big Bull Lewis
“If your gut tells you that you must create art, listen to it. Do the work every day. If you practice anything in life enough you will eventually become a professional. Consistency and dedication is key.” - Nicole Bishopp
All the key components to starting a business: how to find your passion, reach out for help, and put in the work to get your business off the ground!