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Welcome to day four of Tribal Business News’ 12 days of Indigenous holiday gifts guide. In the spirit of supporting Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs and drawing attention to some truly gorgeous and inspired items, we are presenting 12 consecutive days of Native-made products perfect for holiday gift-giving, including giving to yourself.

Day 4: 

Family Collection Christmas Ornaments, $7.50, trickstercompany.com

Add a dash of Tlingit tradition to your tree with funky acrylic ornaments in clear, candy apple red, or fluorescent green.

Featuring families of humans, bears, hummingbirds and salmon rendered in traditional Northwest Coast formline design, “the ornaments reflect the value of togetherness during the holidays,” said Tlingit and Athabascan artist Rico Worl. 

They also mirror Worl’s way of keeping Southeast Alaska Native art vital and commercially viable by mixing and matching it with a thoroughly modern sensibility. 

Through his Juneau, Alaska-based brand Trickster Company, Worl gets customers amped up about shopping Indigenous with colorful, playful jewelry, artwork, toys, stickers, skateboards, basketballs, housewares and much more, designed with pop and Native culture in mind. 

“Indigenous design and fashion are currently under a renaissance,” Worl said. “Supporting that revitalization has lasting meaningful impact for Indigenous communities.”

 

Previous gift ideas

Day 1: Quirky, comical calendar by Ricardo Caté 

Day 2: Stationery and scarf set by B. Yellowtail and Debbie Desjarlais Design

Day 3: Baby Yoda power by M Reed Designs Boutique

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About The Author
Tamara Ikenberg
Contributing Writer
Tamara Ikenberg is a senior reporter at Tribal Business News reporting on the arts and culture and tourism industries, and contributing to coverage of the Alaska Native business community. Based in Southern California, Ikenberg was a contributing writer for Native News Online and has reported for The Alaska Dispatch News, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, The Mobile Press Register, NYLON Magazine and The Baltimore Sun. She also previously worked as a grant and article writer at Juneau-based Sealaska Heritage Institute.
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