The Sacred Circle Gift Shop Opens at the Historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

For over 40-years, the historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, located in Seattle, WA, has served as home for the regions Native peoples for ceremonial, cultural and social gatherings serving as host to ceremonies, weddings, powwows, youth and other cultural events and activities. Recently, the Sacred Circle Gift Shop was opened at the center to serve as a place for Native artists and entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their products. Continue reading

Support Inspired Natives not ‘Native Inspired’

Last week, an infographic titled “Why Native People Should Stop Buying Pendleton” went viral on Facebook. As the first Native-owned company to produce wool blankets, we were asked to comment on the content of this post – which was shared at least 10,000 times – by dozens of people and even media. At Eighth Generation, it isn’t our style to focus on the negative, so we declined to comment on the content. Continue reading

Blackfeet Ledger Artist Joins Inspired Natives Project

SEATTLE, WA – Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, is honored to introduce John Isaiah Pepion (Blackfeet Nation) as the newest Inspired Natives Project collaborator! John will join 5 other artists in the project, through which Eighth Generation mentors artists as they transition from a gallery based business model to an entrepreneurship model. Continue reading

Eighth Generation Creates Guide to Native Owned Businesses in Seattle

Eighth Generation has helped demonstrate that Seattle’s Native people are successful artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators. In a city that is built on top of occupied Native land and sells millions of dollars of product with the Seattle Seahawks’ and other appropriated “Native” art – Eighth Generation stands out by supporting the capacity of real Natives to tell their stories and bring their art to market. Continue reading

Small Businesses and Artists Collaborate to Beautify Homeless Shelter

Seattle, WA – When Louie Gong, a Nooksack tribal member and owner of Eighth Generation, recently visited the new 75 bed homeless shelter on the boarder of Beacon Hill and the International District, he was deeply impacted by the 20,000 square feet of blank white walls. Continue reading