Brenda Knights and Jason “Renee Renee” Bothe
Bentwood Skateboards is a Canadian majority-owned Indigenous commercial skateboard brand, offering professional quality skateboard and clothing, featuring Indigenous artwork. Bentwood supports indigenous artists and sponsors Indigenous skateboarders as brand ambassadors, who mentor young Indigenous people. When our customers purchase from Bentwood Skateboards, it is truly a chance to put reconciliation into action.
A fusion of skateboarding and Indigenous culture. We are Bentwood.
Chickie (Sharon) Blakeborough
‘Chickie’s’ is now open at Chawathil First Nation along Highway 7 between Hope and Seabird Island, a store carrying clothing, blankets and local handmade art and jewelry with Indigenous designs.
He idea for a store first started with Chickie’s plans to bring in blankets for ceremonial purposes. She also makes blankets herself, which sell quickly. She then began bringing in coats and other local items, earrings, masks and other artwork and clothing.
“I’m 71 this year so I thought I should do something, get a store or something,” she said. “So I thought I’m going to get native designs, clothing and blankets of course.”
Blakeborough had a store at her home in Chawathil before, mostly foodstuffs and convenience store items. It was a short-lived venture, but Blakeborough thought this year would be good timing to try another business idea. Shoppers have come from the local area as well as Mission and Chilliwack, with popular items so far being shawls and blankets. Blakeborough stocks local jewelry, as well as roses made of cedar and masks. Her own mask designs are up on the walls as are handmade drums, and local beadwork from artists in Chilliwack and Sq’éwlets (Scowlitz) First Nation.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, Blakeborough is asking everyone who comes in to wear a mask.
For those who don’t have one, the store has masks, hand sanitizer and gloves for customers.
Chickie’s is open Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
On the weekends coffee and tea are available, and bannock is sometimes on offer as well.
Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre Giftshop
Coqualeetza operates a sales outlet providing First Nation arts and crafts focussed on Stó:lō artists and craftspeople. Other items include Coqualeetza publications, story books and Stó:lō curriculum materials. The gift shop also carries beadwork, carving, prints and silver jewelry on consignment.
The designs on the boots range from traditional graphic West Coast First Nations artwork to Plains Métis floral designs. Taking cues from nature, our design repertoire includes the killer whale, raven, flowers, hummingbirds, and tree designs. We also create contemporary designs geared to appeal to youth.
Get Smashed! Pinatas
Quality handmade piñatas perfect for all ages and events! Each piñata is made with recycled cardboard, a reinforced hanger (because nothing is worse than an unbroken piñata just laying on the ground), and lots of love! Check out my gallery of regular and adult piñatas. Custom piñatas available upon request.
HEAVEN N EARTH NATIVE ART GALLERY & CULTURAL STUDIO
Teresa Walker, Artist, Weaver, and Designer
At Heaven N Earth Native, you can find Pine Needle Jewelry / Birch Bark Jewelry / Cedar Bark Jewelry/ Bead work/ Horn , Bone and Semi precious stone Jewelry Drums / Rattles / Sage Products / Woven Hats, Baskets etc / Clothing /Mixed Media Artwork Carvings and much more. The public is welcome. All items are handmade by Teresa Walker and her children, Brook Tobacco, Tyler Tobacco and Jesse Tobacco. Visit her to learn about upcoming workshops at the studio.
Hug and Kiss Designs Inc.
Hug and Kiss Designs Inc. is a small stationery company that sells sassy, sarcastic, and slightly sinister greeting cards (and other stationery products). All our items are 100% made in Canada (in Chilliwack, BC) and have been since the company started back in 2007. We sell online in addition to nearly 100 retail stores across Canada.
Warning: These products contain language that some people (with no sense of humour) may find offensive.
Joy Farms believes in feeding our people by providing affordable, organic foods, traditional medicines, and knowledge on food preservation, organic farming, and nutrition, to the Stó:lō Nation communities. It is important to know where your food is coming from and what is in it. There are many diseases related to food in or communities (cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity) and I want to help our people understand the connection of these diseases and the food we eat. Although I am not certified organic, yet, I hope to be In the near future. In the mean time I will continue to use organic farming methods for food produced sustainably.
One of our Stó:lō laws says "S’ólh Téméxw te íkw’ eló. Xólhmet te mekw’stám ít kwelát" (this our land we have to take care of everything that belongs to us). For me, this means our people and our land. I believe we can achieve this with organic farming and keeping our people healthy.
My farm is open to anyone who wants to come out and help on the farm or learn.
Massy Books specializes in buying and selling books in a wide range of genres. We carry a wonderful inventory of unique and hard to find books in science, art, history, literature, architecture, photography, biography, and more! We are always on the hunt for rare books to provide you with an inventory you can't find anywhere else!
Native Crafts - Traditional Native Moccasins
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Hi! My name is Charlotte Affleck. I am a First Nations native from Weagamow Lake, Ontario. I am happy to be able to show you some of my leather work & bead work. I really enjoy doing my North American Native Crafts that I learned from my mother & am also passing on to my daughter, Norine.
I use various types of hides for my leather work. Moose hide is the most common hide used for making moccasins. It wears exceptionally well and is very comfortable and warm.
The best Moose hide is the kind that is "home tanned" in the traditional way. Home tanning is a very long and arduous task but the results produce the very best hide for moccasins or other articles of clothing. It is much easier to sew than the commercial tanned hides and is the preferred choice for North American Native Crafts.
Deer hide is the next choice for my native leather crafts. I use deer hide for making baby moccasins. It is very soft and light weight which makes it ideal for baby feet and light articles of clothing.
Most of the fur trim that I use is rabbit fur. Rabbit pelts are very warm which is a major consideration in our cold northern climate. The temperature frequently drops to -40°C or more in the winter. Other fur that is used is beaver fur. Beaver fur is often used on items such as hats and trim on gloves.
If you have any questions or would like to contact me about my work, please send an email to email@example.com
Spapium “Little Prairie” Farm
Spapium “Little Prairie” Farm is located in Lytton, BC. We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, including watermelon, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, potatoes, corn, sweet peppers, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, apples, pears, plums, walnuts, as well as canned apricot jam and rose hips for medicinal tea.
We can be found at the Lytton Two Rivers Farmers Market on Fridays, as well as at the Chilliwack Farmers Market and in Cache Creek Market on Saturdays. This farm is the reality of a dream we had, of bringing life back to my Grandfather’s land. We also encourage potlatching with our goods, to give back, to share with our Community, family and friends.
Stó:lō Gift Shop
Come to the Stó:lō Gift Shop for that perfect one-of-a-kind gift. Authentic, handcrafted, locally made gifts, and unique original designs! From warm hoodies and blankets, to glassware and travel mugs, - even stocking stuffers! New inventory weekly!
Sue’s Copy Place
Suzanne (Sue) Nicholson
Located in Downtown Mission, Sue’s Copy Place is your source for all of your printing needs! We have the highest expectations for service, quality and community. We can print business cards, large prints, brochures and much more. We also offer report and document binding, laminating, faxing and emailing services. We can do UV printing, on glass, wood, metal or plastic; canvas prints, puzzles and golf balls!
Is your school looking for PAC fundraising products? We offer a variety of options. Contact us today, to book a design time! Our orders are done quickly and done right - that’s how we keep our prices so low.
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About us: We Are TwoChiefs.
A family history of two chiefs and one two-spirit artist. Kirkland Douglas is a member of the Cheam First Nation from the Stó:lō Nation territory.
His father, Lincoln Douglas, served as Chief of Cheam First Nation from 2009 - 2013. A prolific businessman who has been honoured as top Aboriginal business of the Year and with more than 27 years of business experience, has built a reputation of accountability, transparency, and excellent communication.
His grandfather, Sam Douglas, known to many as ‘Hielamacha’ – Warrior on the Water – was a highly respected leader, acting as Chief of Cheam First Nation from 1969 to 1992, and as a Stó:lō Grand Chief from 1993 until his death in 2001. A radical activist and survivor of the Mission Residential School, Sam inspired Kirkland to never shy away from speaking the truth.
Their teachings have empowered and guided Kirkland through his life as a two-spirit artist. Paying homage to their legacy, Kirkland saw a need to educate North Americans on the rich culture and beauty of his lineage. He sought a way to bring Native design to the masses and empower other Indigenous artists along the way. This desire gave birth to TwoChiefs: 100% Native owned, Native designed, and fair trade. TwoChiefs products look to inspire North Americans with their design, historical rooting, and provide support to other artists like him.