Sarah Agaton Howes

Sarah Agaton Howes

Anishinaabe, Ojibwe from Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota


Sarah Agaton Howes is an Anishinaabe artist, teacher, and community organizer from Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. She is widely known for her moccasin, beadwork, and regalia classes connecting community through art. As an Inspired Natives collaborator, her art entrepreneur business Heart Berry brings together the Ojibwe timeless tradition with contemporary design to make heirloom usable art.

Sarah was an artist in residence through the Minnesota Historical Society for 2019. As a resident, she created Nookomis Obagijigan (Grandmother’s Gift) a bilingual Moccasin pattern and instruction book. Her recent mural project “Center of Good Things” on the Ordean building in downtown Duluth represents her artistic vision of the convergence of the traditional and contemporary. She is the recipient of grants for spoken word, writing, bulrush mat research, and Ojibwe moccasin tutorials from the Jerome Foundation and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Sarah is a 20 Under 40 Award Recipient for her work in community leadership. She was the Artist in Residence for the Duluth Children's Museum and Madeline Island Museum in 2016-2017. Her work has been featured in the Duluth News Tribune, Portland Art Museum, PBS Native Report, and Indian Country today.

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