CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF EVERYDAY CONNECTIONS TO INDIGENOUS CULTURES
Native Northwest builds everyday connections to Indigenous cultures. 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists.
Leila Stogan, Musqueam, Coast Salish
Native Northwest’s story began 40 years ago with a social worker, a rack of postcards, and the vision of building everyday connection to Indigenous cultures.
The values behind our brand originate with the founding reason for the company: Native arts and cultures, designed by Indigenous artists, built on a foundation of respect and authenticity. We tie authentic designs to bold, new concepts where artists can tell the stories of their communities and cultures through their distinct designs.
Statement of Respect and Autheticity
Sharifah Marsden, Anishinaabe
We believe that Indigenous artists should be treated fairly and with respect.
Authenticity of art, design, and culture is the foundation to our mission of building everyday connections to Indigenous cultures.
We act as partners to the artists we work with and stewards of the artwork we feature.
Native Northwest operates on the unceded traditional territory of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam First Nation) and Coast Salish Peoples. We recognize Musqueam and Coast Salish right to this land by committing to a respectful relationship with local First Nations, hiring Musqueam staff, and prioritizing local community partnership opportunities, including the recent establishment of distinctive Musqueam scholarships through the Native Northwest Reconciliation Fund.
Native Northwest products are guided by the following principles:
Maynard Johnny, Jr., Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw
1) 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists. 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.
2) All artists have provided consent and contractual permission for their art to be featured on Native Northwest products
3) Artist names are acknowledged on all product packaging
4) Cultural traditions are honoured by acknowledging cultural affiliation on product packaging
5) Artists are paid in fees and royalties