May 21, 2022

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Forget Mediocre Fashion

Rebekah Jarvey of Rocky Boy to be featured in Indigenous fashion show

When Rebekah Jarvey was escalating up on the Rocky Boy Reservation, she was bullied for her clothes.

Jarvey, who is Chippewa Cree and Blackfeet, has usually imagined of herself as an Indigenous fashionista but mentioned, at the time, it was not well-liked to wear dresses that represented Indigenous culture.

“It confined my potential to convey myself. At the time, there were not genuinely Indigenous designers. It wasn’t great to don beaded earrings. Ribbon skirts weren’t seriously all around then. It just wasn’t neat to convey oneself as an Indigenous particular person,” she claimed. “You could possibly have on these things to a powwow, that was socially suitable, but you would not dress in that every day.”

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But thanks to vogue designers like Jarvey, people occasions are changing as much more younger individuals proudly dress in clothes and jewelry consultant of Native society.