CULTURE WITHIN OUR BUSINESS
Our business is a small family oriented business
located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are both interested in issues that are important to all Native people and would
like to share those interests with you. My husband and I attend many traditional gatherings in our area and hope to have a
specific section set up here soon listing any pow wows or traditional programs that you might find interesting.
are also concerned with Native Repatriation issues which concern the illegal discovery of bones and personal belongings from
Native Burial sites. Within our traditions is was customary for those who passed on to be buried in sacred grounds that are
not always marked as cemetaries or burial grounds. If during excavation of an area, you find bones or other items that you
feel might be specifically Native American we urge you to contact your local resources for Native American people and let
them send a Native Archeologist to determine what you might have stumbled upon. We have included a link to a website that
can explain more thoroughly the problems with this issue. Please visit and support them in their efforts.
Ohio Center for Native American Affairs
Across the United States there are many organizations
that provide outreach efforts to those of Native blood that reside in urban areas. Many times these communities are in need
of help and receive assistance from people across the nation. One of places that we felt at home was a small group located
in Central Ohio. They provide outreach and support for Native people of many different tribes and also sponsor several gatherings
during the year. We have also found many different websites that offer many traditional items as we do and would like to encourage
you to visit their site also. As with many native people we are usually on very small budgets and pass on our information
by word of mouth. If you are interested in helping people and learning more about traditional values, we urge you to visit
the following websites.
Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio
Four Winds Trading Post
Without Rez Productions