Episode 13

Sarah Agaton Howes & John Isaiah Pepion - Interview


John Pepion is a Plains Indian Graphic artist from the Piikani Band of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He is based out of the Blackfeet reservation in north-central Montana, where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains. John is best known for his ledger art, an art tradition that developed in Plains tribes as the buffalo hide, they traditionally used for painting became scarce, and they were forced to adapt to making artwork on the ledger paper from accounting books. He comes from a family of artists, and pictographic art has been in his family for hundreds of years.

Sarah Agaton Howes is an Anishinaabe artist, designer, teacher, and community organizer from Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. She is widely known for her cultural art classes connecting community through art. She is the CEO and artist behind Heart Berry, an Inspired Natives Collaboration and Native lifestyle brand.

John's website


Sarah's website (Heart Berry)


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