Meet the artist, Louie Gong (Nooksack).
Artist, storyteller, and longtime runner Louie Gong was raised in the Nooksack Tribal Community and is widely known for his custom, hand-drawn shoes. He is also the founder of Eighth Generation, a Seattle-based company that is owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. Eighth Generation provides a strong ethical alternative to “Native-inspired” art, with 100% of their products being Native-designed.
Louie created the Sasquatch Collection to celebrate Indigenous art, culture, and the natural history of the Northwest.
In stride with nature
Shop the full Sasquatch Collection, designed by by Louie Gong (Nooksack), featuring the limited-edition Cascadia 16 and apparel.
Brooks believes in the importance of taking the time to appreciate the natural environment that surrounds us and acknowledging that we run on Indigenous land.
When we no longer look at the land as something to conquer, but instead as something to respect, protect, and learn from, we show respect to Indigenous people and help protect the land for generations to come.
Don’t conquer. Connect.
This video was filmed on Snoqualmie Land with permission and in collaboration with the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement. Listen to three different runners reflect on their learnings from the Movement and how they are connecting with the land they run on.
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