The Daily Show Redskins Segment

'Hey.. He Who Stands On The Wrong Side of History “Change the F&*%^($ name!”'

Native Designer: Brenda Lee Asp showcases at New York Couture Fashion Week

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(Model: Carley Beck, Gitwangak)

Brenda Lee Asp, (Tahltan, Tutchone, and Tlingit) flew from the Yukon in Canada’s far North to the big city lights to showcase her clothing line at New York Couture Fashion Week. Along with 2 other First Nation designers, Brenda was picked after doing a show for National Aboriginal Fashion Week.

Last year, another Yukon clothing designer Sho Sho Esquiro was able to showcase her clothing line at NYCFW.

Brenda says that when she found out she was picked she was delighted and scared, and that it was ‘a bit of a wow factor’.

Among the clothing, were some new pieces I have not seen yet (I was able to showcase Brenda’s work in the Adaka Fashion Show, so I am a fan of her work). The above picture of the cashmere cape is Brenda’s new  print called “Story of our ancestors”.  This dress is also a new design I have not seen.

Among the new clothing, there is also this pair of mukluks which Brenda calls her Joan Jett Mukluks (I WANT!)

Brenda says that it was a surreal moment to see her clothes go down the runway in New York. She says her next step is to attend Style Fashion Week in LA next month and will continue to teach sewing to groups in Yukon Communities. Cannot wait to see what she comes up with!

PS: THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAV Brenda Lee Asp piece of clothing, but ya’ll know how much I love a jumpsuit

Images by Gustavo Villar and additional images are Ron Carr for NYCFW

Native American cast in the LIVE musical ‘Peter Pan’

Alanna Saunders was cast as Tiger Lily in the live musical Peter Pan. During the casting of Peter Pan, it was requested that a Native American was cast as the character. Alanna Saunders is said to be a descendant of members of the Cherokee Nation.

There was controversy earlier this year when the live action Peter Pan cast Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily. So this time, I think they wanted to cast authentically. 

See my article in XOJane Here: http://chantalrondeau.com/post/80171626514/hollywood-wants-to-cast-rooney-mara-as-a-native

Natural Fibre done exquisitely! Kudo to Shona Tawhiao [Pasifika Fashion]
Via: chistylemaven

Natural Fibre done exquisitely! Kudo to Shona Tawhiao [Pasifika Fashion]

Via: chistylemaven

My crush on Leo is now at an all time high. Here he is at the Climate March in New York today. 
First: he is holding a sign that says ‘RESPECT ABORIGINAL AND TREATY RIGHTS’ and ‘SHUT DOWN THE TAR SANDS’
Second: in this picture he is also with some dear loved ones. The beautiful woman in the formline dress (YUKON REPRESENT!) and the beautiful little lady in her Killer Whale tunic and Taino Headress. 
Picture From Gawker. More Here.

My crush on Leo is now at an all time high. Here he is at the Climate March in New York today. 

First: he is holding a sign that says ‘RESPECT ABORIGINAL AND TREATY RIGHTS’ and ‘SHUT DOWN THE TAR SANDS’

Second: in this picture he is also with some dear loved ones. The beautiful woman in the formline dress (YUKON REPRESENT!) and the beautiful little lady in her Killer Whale tunic and Taino Headress. 

Picture From Gawker. More Here.

I just can’t. I love this man

Leonardo DiCaprio

"Hello from Lake Athabasca, we’re here learning about the Canadian tar sands. We took a moment to join the #IceBucketChallenge movement in support of the ALS Association. My friends Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges Dave Collyer president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chief Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation challenges Mark Little of Suncor Canada and The Sierra ClubPresident Michael Brune challenges Shell CEO Ben van Beurden.


And me? In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.”

NDN version of ‘Hey Girl…’
Tatanka Means from ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

NDN version of ‘Hey Girl…’

Tatanka Means from ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

Metis filmmaker Amanda Strong’s ‘Indigo’ set to make it’s World Premiere at TIFF!!!

Hand-crafted, stop-motion figures come to life in this dreamlike tale inspired by Native mythology, in which a confined woman is liberated by a grandmother spider while opaque memories are projected in an effort to restore her spirit as life nears its end.

http://www.tiff.net/festivals/thefestival/programmes/short-cuts-canada/short-cuts-canada-programme-3/indigo

ANOTHER Native contestant on Project Runway!!!!

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Meet Korina Emmerich (I can’t find what Nation she is from, but contacted her to get it! EDITED: She is from the Puyallup Tribe and is sweet to have replied right away!) who is on Season 13 of Project Runway. You may remember Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) from last season (See her collection HERE)

So YAY PR for showcasing Native American designers!!!

Korina Mae Emmerich was born in the Northwest to American Indian and English parents. The youngest of three, she refused to speak during many of her formative years. She became an observer and a listener; often glued to her parent’s record player speakers studying the sounds of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. She saw the world through an individual lens and listened to music so attentively she taught herself how to play piano. Throughout lessons in the classical arts including piano, clarinet, fine arts and ballet her inspiration turned to Fashion. By the age of twelve she had decided what the future held for her.

She enrolled in The Art Institute of Portland Oregon in 2003 with an International Baccalaureate in the Fine Arts and a Certificate of Advanced Mastery in Arts and Communication already under her belt. Upon graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Apparel Design she was chosen as one of six in her graduating class to represent the Institute in Portland Fashion Week.

In 2009 Korina moved to New York City – having never been to the East Coast before. Over the past six years she has been developing her signature collection, Emmerich NY, inspired by the greatest influences in her life: Art, Music and her American Indian Culture.

Obsessed with the idea of vanity in today’s world: the Emmerich NY collection is an embodiment of beauty, strength and an overwhelming confidence. With a notable respect for the raw power of fabrics and the ability to transform them into a strict structure, this collection is for those who aren’t afraid to be themselves. Their powerful, confident and passionate selves. ​​

Source: http://www.emmerichny.com/

(This is her in her jingle dress)

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And her designs pre-PR

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Here is her design from the first episode (spoiler… She made it through)

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Warrior Status Designs
Those belts need to be in my closet!
Fashion and Designs by Sun Rose Iron Shell (Sicangu / Oglala Lakota)
 

Warrior Status Designs

Those belts need to be in my closet!

Fashion and Designs by Sun Rose Iron Shell (Sicangu / Oglala Lakota)