Meet the Team
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OWNER & ARTIST
Arikara/Hidatsa & White Earth Chippewa – LLoree Dickens (LL)
Three Affiliated Tribes – North Dakota. Plains-style.
LLoree (LL) is Arikara, Hidatsa & White Earth Chippewa. She is a proud member of the Three Affiliated Tribes and is originally from Ft.Berthold in New Town, North Dakota. www.MHANation.com . LL currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING COORDINATOR (ARTIST)
Taylor Rae Yineman
Taylor is an aspiring digital artist, experienced in programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Clip Studio Paint, Storyboard Pro, and a growing novice with programs such as Maya.
Outside of the digital world, she loves many physical mediums of art as well. Woodworking, quilting, watercolors, and refurbishing projects are what she dabbles in her spare time.
Taylor has worked as a Youth Art Director under Parks and Recreation, teaching children between the ages of 6 to 12 the principles of art, and emphasising its endless forms of expression through all types of mediums.
She initially majored in Graphic Design and Communications before she was accepted into the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, where she then majored in 3D Animation Graphics.
Her artwork has been featured in Nash Gallery’s Exhibits, a part of Dubuque County’s Fine Arts Society, and was also a featured artist in article by Telegraph Herald in August 2014.
With her bachelor’s, Taylor hopes to make it back to the coast in the next couple years and collaborate with a few companies located in the Los Angeles area. Her ultimate goals for the future are to continue working in the art world with animation/digital concept design as well as promotional projects, and to keep growing as an jack-of-all-trades!
First Nations Kwakkwaka’wakw – Jamie Gentry
She is a member of the Kwakkwaka’wakw Nation in British Columbia, Canada. Her style of moccasin-making is Apache-style.
Jamie is from the Kwakwaka’ wakw nation. She was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She comes from a family of talented artists, who over time helped her discover her passion for fabrics and sewing.
Eight years ago she created a shop called “Love In Everything”, mostly out of a desire to find a way to express her creativity. At the time her main focus was to create fun, fashionable, yet comfortable items for children, with a huge emphasis on Upcycling/Recycling. She feels there is an abundance of discarded items just waiting to be transformed into something amazing, and she for one loved the challenge, as well as the feeling of knowing that she was saving one less item from the dump.
Recently she has fulfilled a long time dream of making moccasins. Footwear has always been her passion (some may say an obsession) of hers. She loves that she can now create her own footwear. It has turned into a very therapeutic practice for her as well. She finds it very meditative to be in her sewing studio, all by herself.
The intentions she has behind everything she makes, is to make it with soul, and meaning. While she works, she thinks of the person who she is making it for, or the person who will one day discover her work. She believes it creates a connection that has been lost over the years.
Northern & Southern Cheyenne – Linn Birdchief
Linn is Northern and Southern Cheyenne from Pablo, Montana. She is a self-taught beader.
Navajo & Cochiti Pueblo – Mike “Pablo” Jones
Native American artist Michael Jones who is also affectionately know as “Pablo” by his peers was born March 31, 1971 in Lawrence Kansas. His Native heritage comes from his parents Albert Jones (Navajo), and Juanita Jones (Cochiti pueblo). Michael is a self taught artist who’s career in the Automotive industry ended due to a medical condition and has alllowed him to explore and expand his artistic talents.
Michael comes from a long line of artists on his Mother’s side of the family. Her Mother, sisters, nieces and nephew were and are talented potters of the Cochiti pueblo. Micheal’s cousin Virgil Ortiz has recently taken his many talents to the highest levels and has been a big influence in Michael exploring his own talents and new ventures.
At this time Michael’s choice of medium are acrylics after first experimenting with oils. He enjoys differnt styles such as abstracts, realistics, and incorperates these into many different subjects of paintings. Michael would like to someday master realistic portraits which he is still practicing on. Michael does take commissions and asks at least 3-4 weeks to complete and to ship, prices on these willl include domestic shipping.
If there are any pieces marked sold, these can be recreated or modified to meet a customers needs on colors or sizes.
Parasiah has such a huge crazy personality and will do anything to make us laugh! She loves being outside, she’s happiest at the beach, parks, farms and zoos and has a great love for animals. She has just discovered that coloring pens show up best on white surfaces..including her pure white American bulldog Anarchy haha.