Support Native American Artisans
We support Native American artisans to help them preserve heritage quilting, beadwork and leather-craft traditions and build sustainable, community-led programs as a means of vital cultural and economic sovereignty.
The initiative is in its initial stages, and we invite you to contribute by helping one of these wonderful artisans with necessary supplies. Learn about the artisans and their work below and what supplies are needed. Supplies can be mailed to Antinanco, 46 Seven Oaks Cir, Holmdel, NJ 07733.
We also welcome monetary donations to support this initiative, and 100% of donations go towards the needed supplies.
Paypal to under Subject "NativeCrafts." Checks can be made payable to "Antinanco" and sent to Antinanco Earth Arts School, 46 Seven Oaks Cir, Holmdel, NJ 07733
If you are a Native American artisan/crafter in need of assistance with supplies, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frieda Big Road is Oglala Lakota who lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Frieda sews traditional clothing, ribbon skirts and also makes star quilts with traditional patchwork designs for babies, children and community members. Start quilts are the most valued gifts of the Sioux people, often made for "give-away" events such as memorial feasts, celebrations, naming ceremonies and marriages.
We are looking for the following supplies to help Frieda continue her traditional craft:
- Satin and cotton fabrics
- Quilt batting
- Rotary cutters and blades
- Quilting thread
- Fabric cutting mats
- Quilting machine
Burton Guerue is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Reservation and the great grandson of Chief William Spotted Tail, a Brule Tribal Chief, and diplomatic leader for his people.
Burton's passion is traditional beadwork. He makes authentic moccasins, leggings, clothing and emblems in the traditional ways of the Lakota Sioux.
We are looking for the following supplies to assist Burton:
- Beads (bone, seed, glass, plastic)
- Beading needles
- Sinew and thread
We are also looking for Yarn to support the Crochet for a Cause Initiative