Sisters bring Haudenosaunee culture to life in silver and gold

Dakota and Jessie Brant have re-open Sapling and Flint Gallery storefront (Photo by Jim C Powless)

Jewelry gallery re-opens survives COVID-19 By Victoria Gray Writer Dakota and Jesse Brant design, create and sell their own unique jewelry to align with First Nations culture and they are seeing their work pay off. “It’s very popular with Haudenosaunee people. They wear it with their regalia Sometimes. It’s great. We see people wearing it at Longhouse. It’s very encouraging to see,” Jesse said. The sisters from Six Nations have reopened the Sapling and Flint storefront in the Iroquois Village plaza in Ohsweken on September 13 after an 18 month closure due to challenging pandemic regulations and family obligations. The online store remained open, but the co-owners are relieved to get back into the gallery. “We’re just happy to be back in the community,” Jesse said. The store will now…

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