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Native Child & Family Pow Wow September 29, 2017 23:44

Come see us at our booth, today, Saturday September 30th, from 11am - 5pm at Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto! We just printed a very small run of our "Water is Sacred" t-shirt in unisex sizes S - 2 XL. Come on down and get one in person, or order online. Also have limited number of our infamous Blanket shirt and Tkaronto shirt in unisex sizes S - 3 XL.

This Saturday Aug. 26 - Toronto Council Fire's 1st Pow Wow! August 23, 2017 11:22

Look for us at Regent Park (Big Park), on Dundas Street East of Parliament.

New metallic Gold Sitting Bull shirt, Plus a limited reprint of some of your favourites: Tkaranto, The Blanket Shirt and Warrior Woman. The rest of our line will be there too. Have another crack at snagging the one that caught your eye last pow wow.

Nya:wen/Miigwech!

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https://www.facebook.com/Toronto.Council.Fire/


Summer update July 20, 2017 23:38

Big congrats to Deanne & John on the birth of their new baby, this past spring. Just three months later, she managed to dance her way to 2nd place at the Ottawa Summer Solstice Pow Wow!

Sorry to all our supporters who were hoping to see us at the NaMeRes Pow Wow in Toronto that same weekend. Due to a family emergency, we were forced to cancel last minute.

We hope to see you this summer on the Pow Wow trail - will update you here when we have confirmed dates. - Miigwech!


NATE gear spotted in New DJ Shub video November 29, 2016 14:47

 

We just caught the new video "Indomitable", from former Tribe Called Red member DJ Shub, featuring Northern Cree Singers. Shows our good friend Classic Roots transitioning from city office job worker during the week, to powwow dancer extraordinaire on the weekend at the Rez. Great track and video! Watch for the scene where he checks out our gear at the Champion of Champions Powwow at Six Nations this past summer, shown after he greets NATE's own John Hupfield (see top pic).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTJvpfkRRdA
https://youtu.be/qTJvpfkRRdA

Also - Chi Miigwech, Nya:wen, Big Thanks, to everyone for your online orders!

See you at the Wiki powwow this weekend! July 28, 2016 10:21

Heading to Manitoulin this weekend? Look for our booth at the Wikwemikong powwow July 30-Aug 1st. Come check out our new line, including our water shirt - 'Our Water is Sacred'.

Great new designs, printed with water based inks. Our small contribution to help keep our water clean.


Nya:wen to all at Six last weekend! July 28, 2016 10:12

A shout out to all our old and new friends who came out and showed us some love at our booth at the Six Nations Champion of Champions Powwow last weekend. Great to see and talk to you all! Proud to launch our new line at Dean's Rez, and see Deanne place in the dance competition.

The debut of our new line was a hit, can't wait to see more of our designs walking around. 


Shout out to our photographers and models yesterday! July 21, 2016 21:23

Chi Miigwech/Nya:wen/Big thanks to our models - pictured from left: Cohen, Scarlett, Deanne, Niimin, John, Stef and Ethan. And our hard-working photographers, Stefanie Neves and Ethan Mitchell. You guys are the greatest!


New 2016 NATE collection available now! July 21, 2016 01:03

Our New 2016 Collection!


As Indigenous people, we are stewards of the land. We need to lead by example. So from this point forward, no more solvents or chemicals will be used to print our shirts! Also, now printed on soft premium cotton shirts. Unlike typical screen printing, where plastisol ink is layered on top of the shirt, these inks are printed right into the fabric of the shirt. After washing a few times, you will not feel a heavy layer of ink, like most printed t-shirts, just soft cotton.

This is our small part in keeping our water clean for generations to come. We know you feel the same, and we hope you show your support at our online store or at our booth on the powwow trail. Miigwech/Nya:wen/Thank you!


New line dropping next week - Order now! July 11, 2016 12:57

Walking the Talk
Our new line uses water based inks exclusively! No Solvents! Now printed on softer premium cotton shirts. Unlike typical plastisol screen printing, where the ink is layered on top of the shirt, these inks are printed into the fabric of the shirt, so after washing, you will not feel any raised surface. Don't miss out, as some of these designs are limited runs and will go fast when we hit our next round of powwows starting with Six Nations on July 22-24.

This idea came about with our beautiful new water shirt and tank (Our Water is Sacred), featuring a painting of a Crane, by renowned Ojibwa artist Donald Chretien (Launching next week).

As Indigenous people, we are stewards of the land, and we need to lead by example.
So from this point on we are walking the talk. No more toxic solvents or inks. This is our small part in keeping our water clean for generations to come. We know you feel the same, and we hope you show your support at our online store or at our booth on the powwow trail.


Powwow in Toronto September 27, 2015 09:53

Chi Miigwech to everyone who came out yesterday and showed some love! It is always great to meet and talk you you! 

 

 

 


Toronto PowWow Sale, Saturday Sept. 26, from 11-5 September 25, 2015 23:29

John & Deanne, head dancers last weekend at Curve Lake, shown here round dancing with Classic Roots. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and showed us some love! Come visit us for our Fall sale, this Saturday Sept. 26, from 11-5 in Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto at the Native Child & Family Powwow.

Summer's last blast! September 09, 2015 23:54

Come visit us at the Akwesasne powwow this weekend! September 12+13. If you can't make it, we're rounding out the season at Curve Lake the following weekend - September 19+20, then wrapping up the season back in The Big Smoke, for the Native Child & Family powwow on Saturday September 26 at Dufferin Grove Park in the heart of TO. After that our gear will probably just be available on-line, but you never know, so check this blog, Facebook: @wearenateinc , Instagram: @wearenateiv for details.  Miigwech!


Rama this weekend! August 22, 2015 06:29

Aanii! Been busy on the powwow trail all summer, from Toronto, to Edmonton.

Great meeting everyone, and thanks for all the love and support!

Hope to see you at Rama this weekend! We'll be dancing and vending.

Drop by our booth and say Aanii!


A Tribe Called Red August 12, 2015 23:00

 

NATE's very own  Deanne & John burning up the stage with A Tribe Called Red at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, during Panamania.


Toronto - Aboriginal Day celebration June 24, 2015 00:00

Uncle Tom makes the long journey from Thunder Bay and helps Deanne & John at our NATE booth at Yonge & Dundas Square. Thanks Uncle!

And Chi Miigwetch to everyone that came by! Thanks for your support!


Nelly Furtado wears NATE! June 21, 2015 00:00

Our friend Tony sent us this photo today.

He gifted our Life Giver tank to friend Nelly Furtado. She loved it so much she posed for this shot!

 Chi Miigwech Tony! Thank you Nelly!


Toronto- Na-Me-Res powwow June 21, 2015 00:00

Dean from NATE hit the Na-Me-Res powwow at Fort York on June 21, with a big hand from nephew Blaise & Bro-in-law Brian filling in for his injured sister, Susan - thanks guys!

An amazing day! Great to meet and talk to everyone, thanks for stopping by!

 


Ottawa Summer solstice pow wow June 21, 2015 00:00

 

NATE's Deanne, John and Niimin were dancing and enjoying the weather at the pow wow in Ottawa over the June 19-21 weekend.

Deanne won 1st in her contest and John won 3rd! Deanne also won 2nd in the iron woman competition! Big congrats!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hey; and Chi Miigwetch to all who bought some gear!


Happy Birthday Susan! June 20, 2015 00:00

Happy Birthday! to NATE's own Susan, aka Adobe Girl. She was moved from hospital to rehab today to recover from a broken hip and collarbone she received in early June while cycling the streetcar track laden streets of T.O. Looking good in her new Life Giver tank. Mend well and quick Adobe Girl! 


Nate's First Post June 18, 2015 10:31

Hello, just wanted to thank everyone that stopped by to say hey!, at our unofficial launch at pow wows and Aboriginal Day celebrations in both Toronto and Ottawa  (June 19-24). We really enjoyed meeting you and appreciate your support! We look forward to meeting more of you as we hit the pow wow trail.