Indigenous First Art and Gift Shop helps display the art work of 120 different artists, authors and food producers with a majority of them being Native American! Our goal is to help promote Indigenous Artists.
We carry Indigenous foods such as herbal teas, naturally harvested wild rice, maple syrup, maple sugar, honey, hominy, hazelnut flour, wild rice pancake mix, and white corn flour. We source our food from various local and regional Indigenous food producers. Our goal is to promote organic healthy foods in our local Duluth community
We carry authentic hand made moccasins, shawls and scarfs. We also offer a variety of empowering clothing options in t-shirt, hoodies and baby onesies.
Indigenous First Sales
This season we are offering jewelry, original art, t-shirts, applique clothing, food, and more created by local Indigenous & diverse artists, authors, and agriculturalists!
We also have two new t-shirt designs including our Every Child Matters T & Honoring Resiliency T to help bring awareness to these topics while raising money for AICHO’s youth program and DV Shelter.
To support farmers, we created our Indigenous Foods Box which contains white cornmeal from Bow & Arrow Foods, wild rice pancake mix and blueberry jam from Red Lake Nation Foods, healing tea from Sakari Botanicals and Native wild rice and maple syrup from Spirit Lake Native Farms!
If you’re not quite sure what to choose we also have gift cards available!
AICHO’s philosophy is that every American Indian person deserves to live in non-violent and non-threatening environment and has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
Dabinoo’Igan continues to serve victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We continue to bring awareness on the issues that our community still faces: the impact of violence, housing and economic inequity, historical trauma, and racism.
The net proceeds of the Honoring Resilience Shirt will go to 50% Dabinoo’Igan Domestic Violence Shelter and 50% Giniw Collective!!!
We would like to acknowledge and give our gratitude to NSRGNTS for allowing us to use their design for our shirts & Moira Villiard for the graphic design of our shirt.
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation aka. Orange Shirt Day for both Canada and the United States. This day honors and brings awareness about the Indigenous children who survived and those who died at Indian Residential Boarding schools.
Recently, AICHO was approached by Fond du Lac Ojibwe tribal member and elder, Joyce LaPorte, who asked us if we would make orange shirts to honor the children impacted by the boarding schools. We listened. We commissioned artist Larissa Greensky, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa in Michigan tribal member, who created the beautiful artistic design which Moira Villiard, Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe direct descendant, created a file to be used on t-shirts. The t-shirts were printed by Duluth Screen Print.
Summer 2022 Farmers Market Photos
Photo Credit: Ivy Vainio
AICHO honors the resiliency of Native American people by strengthening communities and centering Indigenous values in all aspects of our work; we provide housing and supportive services while also managing arts, cultural, and food sovereignty initiatives in Duluth, Minnesota.