Indigenous Relationships & Support
A word from our founder...
Hello. My name is Yolanda Miller, and I am a founding owner of Stick Stone & Bone. My lineage is Cherokee and Aztec. I have owned Stick Stone & Bone for 30 years with my late partner Linda. It has always been the mission of Stick Stone & Bone to support Native American artists, craftspersons, and communities by providing a space through which their crafts and cultures could be shared with the world.
It is my sincere belief that the gifts of all our people illuminate the whole. Mother Nature's gifts are meant to be enjoyed and utilized by all peoples, not just one nation. Over the past 30 years, we have built loving and mutually beneficial relationships with Native artisans and vendors from various nations in order to support their work and, through them, their communities. I am proud of my heritage, as I am certain all of our business partners are of theirs, and we have enjoyed sharing our culture with everyone through Stick Stone & Bone.
With joy and with great love, blessings.
Artisans & Vendors
We are proud to support our artisans and their communities through direct business relationships, but we know there is always more work to be done. Please consider giving your support to one of the organizations below!
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
NARF is a nonprofit legal organization asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. Support is concentrated in these five areas: (1) Preserve tribal existence, (2) Protect tribal natural resources, (3) Promote Native American human rights, (4) Hold governments accountable to Native Americans, and (5) Develop Indian law and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
The AAIA was formed in 1922 to change federal policy from assimilation, termination and allotment, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. It provides advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture, while working at a grassroots level with Tribes to support programs that affect real lives on the ground.
American Indian College Fund (AICF)
The AICF was founded in 1989. For 30 years it has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education. They provide scholarships, programming to improve Native American student access to higher education, and the support and tools for them to succeed once they are there.
National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA)
The NICCA is a representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization working to provide Native children, families, and communities with high quality child care services all across Indian Country.
Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA)
PWNA is a nonprofit organization committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on reservations. They provide aid and services for Native Americans with the highest need in the U.S. centering their work around material aid, educational support and community-based services.