Opinion

Jessica Metcalfe: Buy Native and help build Native economies





"I want to take this opportunity to talk with you about the upcoming six weeks, and how important we can make them when it comes to economic development in Indian Country.

During the holidays we spend billions of dollars on gifts and decor. A lot of that money goes to huge companies (Walmart and Apple come to mind). A lot of these huge companies outsource their jobs, and little of that money actually trickles down to the workers who produce the items. Several companies also use sweatshops (such as Nike, click here for a partial listing of companies down with sweatshoppin’).

We have buying power. We have the power, with the money we spend, to see change here in our local economies, and to see change worldwide. It just depends on where we decide to put our money.

That’s why I’m reaching out to you guys to help me in a campaign to BUY NATIVE this holiday season."

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Jessica Metcalfe: BUY NATIVE: A Campaign to Buy Native American-Made Gifts this Holiday Season (Indian Country Today 11/21)