Nest has partnered with Hope Nation, a Native woman-owned company providing strategic services to organizations and entities working in Indigenous and rural communities, to help concept and build our work. Their Director, Cecily Engelhart, who is Ihanktonwan and Oglala, is leading the partnership with Nest. Nest is also working with Native Artist and Organizer, Dawn Spears who is Narragansett. Dawn is the Director of the Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) and works regionally supporting Indigenous artists. Together these women are helping Nest to reimagine program design and brand collaborations in ways that are grounded in community voice. Together, upcoming programs will focus on ethical partnership, cultural appreciation and investment in Native-led efforts.
Photo Courtesy of Dawn Spears