Native Fashion and Sovereignty
Native Governance Center

Native-owned fashion brands are on the rise. More and more Native designers are receiving long-deserved international attention for their work while continuing to push back against the fashion industry’s history of cultural appropriation, racism, and exclusion.

Join us for Native Fashion and Sovereignty to explore how authentic Native fashion contributes to Native narrative change. We’ll share how you can support Native designers and artists, and we’ll also examine how Native nations are using their sovereignty to protect Native designs while advancing economic development through fashion.

Event Host: Adrienne Benjamin, Anishinaabe

Multi-faceted artist, equity advocate, cultural educator, and Reconciliation Advisor for Minnetonka

  • Colleen Echohawk, Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and Upper Athabascan people of Mentasta Lake, Eighth Generation CEO
  • Sarah Agaton Howes, Anishinaabe, Heart Berry CEO
  • Leslie Jerden, Delaware Tribe of Indians, Teton Trade Cloth by Lenape CEO, Executive Director | Tribal Operations


Date and Time: Thursday, March 23rd 2023; 12:00 – 1:00 PM


Event schedule

12:00 PM: Welcome + event basics

12:15 PM: Panel discussion

12:45 PM: Q&A

1:00 PM: Event concludes

Register to reserve your spot in the Zoom webinar today. The webinar will also be broacast on Facebook Live. This event will be closed captioned.

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