What's the big deal?
Louie Gong, M.Ed. (Nooksack) founded the groundbreaking lifestyle brand Eighth Generation with just a sharpie and a pair of canvas shoes - and then used the resourcefulness and creativity taught to him by his humble upbringing to build the fastest growing Native-owned company in the United States or Canada. Now one of the most successful Native artists in history, Louie's innovative, values-based business practices are the blueprint for future generations of cultural artists.READ COMPLETE BIO
Black Sheep, which is currently on display at Samammish City Hall (near Seattle), is about drawing power from past experiences— even traumas. “It’s about self-care,” says artist Louie Gong (Nooksack).
(He) opened the door for countless other Indigenous creatives to make a living through art.
“I wanted to create the business that I needed when I was an emerging artist.”
Mixed race dialogue isn't post-race. It's more race.
If we can remember 20 ways to order our coffee, we can learn more than 6 words for describing identity.