Common Milkweed. Shaaboosigan Aniibiishan. Choke Cherry. Asasaweminan. Harebell. Adota’gon. Strawberry. Ode’iminan. Blueberry. Miinan. Sunflower. Giizis Waabigwan. White Sage. Mashkodewashk.
Straight from the Earth, Slow Medicine
THE RINGS ARE HERE! I am so happy to be sharing work that can help people in a healing way and now in new elegant wearables. I get to plant a seed and bring awareness to slow healing. The rings have arrived! Rings were naturally the next step, specifically using the Four Medicines. It all started with the creation of the Four Medicine Medallions, the necklaces were developed when I, myself needed a tangible strength and connection to the Creator, my people, and the land. A close friend actually gave me the idea, when our people were at Standing Rock, she insisted our people needed their roots to persevere. I agreed and it all clicked. I want strength, cleansing, healing, and most importantly hope readily available and accessible to all. I believe our medicines should be used more in everyday life. A contemporary medicine bundle to carry on, as a carrier of tradition.
The Four Medicines are collected locally or from other Native-supporting/Native-owned businesses. These are our scared medicines which hold and keep our connection to Mother Earth and although they have more specific meanings from First Nation to First Nation, we must understand and be mindful they represent the stories of resilience from the past, present and toward the future. These sacred medicines connect you to who they are, it strengthens you.
Hello, I am Miss Keweenaw (Ke·wee·naw) Bay 2008, University of Michigan Graduate in 2015, and current graduate student of NYU Tisch. I have come from a small Upper Peninsula Rez and have explored as far as Ghana, Italy, and England! My passion is creating wearables that embody my indigenous roots, contemporary vibes, and optimistic outlook on life. I write to give insight into my process, life, and my home as a modern Native with many visions. I want to share, inspire, and bring awareness to other others. Be sure to keep up to date by subscribing below!