Indigenous 1st Designs Grand Opening

Congratulations to Andrea Custer Clarke and Randy Clarke as they launch their new adventure in entrepreneurial activism with tomorrow’s grand opening of Indigenous 1st Designs, located in Prince Albert’s South Hill Mall.

tâpika kika-mithopathihikonâwâw
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑭᑲ ᒥᖪᐸᖨᐦᐃᑯᓈᐚᐤ
Wishing you great success!

The store showcases a variety of goods from local Indigenous artisans including paintings, handcrafted jewelry, Indigenous designed home products and more. It also features clothing designed by Indigenous people as well as scarves, wallets, blankets, kitchen, and household décor. And since they’re both educators, we can even hope for a nice selection of Indigenous language books. As Andrea says, “When business meets two people who love who they are and want to promote their history, language and culture, amazing things can happen.”

I’m pleased to share this promotional video they prepared, to document their exciting first steps.

5 Responses

    1. I was just wondering the same. I think it would be awesome. Andrea says she’s thinking on this – which means it may not be possible just yet, and it’s a whole lot of work, but I would never bet against a Cree woman!

  1. I would very much be interested in purchasing/supporting this incredible effort online; I live in Oregon and do not often make it back across the border. This would be truly wonderful.

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