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I am a descendant of the North American Blackfoot Indian Nation and as such, have connected with my heritage to create a variety of native inspired beaded jewelry and leather works over the years.

I am a Blackfoot Medicine Woman, I teach and council on plant medicine and animal medicine. I am also a writer and storyteller. In the old days of my people and most other Native American people there was not a written language so history and legends were passed down to the generations by the way of story telling.

Most of my jewelry pieces are animals. The people have always been connected to the animal kingdom for many different reasons, outside of the obvious with the animals being a food source, they also viewed them as great teachers. Many of the stories depict animals in different roles and it shows just how important they were in their day to…

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  • Born on May 20
  • Joined January 4, 2011

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semi precious stones, natural bone, horn, animal skins, glass seed beads, hemp, and leather

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About

I am a descendant of the North American Blackfoot Indian Nation and as such, have connected with my heritage to create a variety of native inspired beaded jewelry and leather works over the years.

I am a Blackfoot Medicine Woman, I teach and council on plant medicine and animal medicine. I am also a writer and storyteller. In the old days of my people and most other Native American people there was not a written language so history and legends were passed down to the generations by the way of story telling.

Most of my jewelry pieces are animals. The people have always been connected to the animal kingdom for many different reasons, outside of the obvious with the animals being a food source, they also viewed them as great teachers. Many of the stories depict animals in different roles and it shows just how important they were in their day to day lives.

In keeping with the old traditions and teachings I hope to share my knowledge and wisdom of our culture with anyone whom wishes to learn and know. Peace be with all creatures connected and living on the great Earth Mother.

Visit me at http://carlahinsey.com to learn about Animal Medicine or visit my jewelry blog at http://nativeworksjewelry.com

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