VISIT OUR GALLERY
Our gallery is located in the heart of Ohswé:ken,
Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.   
 
Sapling & Flint Gallery 
Inside the Iroquois Village Plaza 
1721 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0   
***SUMMER STORE HOURS***
Monday-Friday
11am-5pm
SCHEDULED SUMMER CLOSURES
Please check here for our scheduled closures as we travel for
summer powwows & events:

 

June 18th

Protect the Tract Gathering 

June 21st

Solidarity Day

 

June 24th-27th

Chiefs of Ontario gathering – Thunder Bay ON

 

July 1st-5th

Closed for the Great Law Recital

 

July 12th & 15th

Kahnawà:ke Powwow

 

August 16th

WMSL Women’s Major Series Lacrosse

 Provincial Championships, Fort Erie ON

 

August 23rd

Rama Nation Powwow

Sept 5th & 6th
157th Six Nations Fall Fair
Please note that our store hours are FLUID. We have small children and knew when we opened the gallery that their care, use of Mohawk language and education would be our priority. Sometimes we will be closed for snow days, sick days, or days to take the kids into the bush! We also continue to participate in powwows, festivals and functions throughout Canada and our gallery may be closed as we travel. If you plan to make a trip to Six Nations to visit the gallery, it is good to email info@saplingandflint.ca or check our social media. Nyá:wen for understanding and welcome to the family!

 

Sapling & Flint, in the Ohswekén:'a Creation Story tradition, were twin boys born to Skywoman's daughter and instrumental in the creation of the physical universe as we know it today. 

 

Wa'tkwanonhwerátonh tahnon skennenakénhak. We are Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant & Yonenyà:kenht Jesse Brant. We are proud Mohawk Turtle clan twin sisters born & raised in Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. 

As we became mothers and began raising families, it became apparent to us how strongly we value immersing our children in their culture. Raising Kanyen'kéha speaking children at home we realized how much work needs to be done in our modern 21st century society to create space for Indigenous youth to have a positive upbringing, that has accurate and positive reflections of themselves in their daily lives. We began our brand to meet this challenge. At Sapling & Flint, our designs are "conversation pieces that share the story of Turtle Island". We are proud to keep our operation local.  Our jewellery is by us, specializing in gold, and authentic wampum & sterling silver; materials of the trade of our wampum cutting & silversmithing ancestors in the colonial and pre-contact periods of our People.

Since our inception in 2017, an annual portion of our profits have gone to cultural revitalization projects in the Six Nations community, including Haudenosaunee language immersion programs, longhouse building projects, and supporting youth to attend world class Lacrosse tournaments, the North American Indigenous Games, and cultural programs. 

Teyotsihstokwáthe ("A Shining Constellation") is a regalia maker, artist, emcee, and travels frequently as an international speaker on Indigenous issues. She is noted for being awarded the title of Miss Indian World at the Gathering of Nations powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is an Indspire Laureate, regarded as the most prestigious award given by the Indigenous community to Indigenous people in Canada. She holds a Master's of Community Planning from the University of British Columbia and is a proud volunteer firefighter with the Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services . www.DakotaBrant.com

Yonenyà:kenht ("transparent stone" referring to the Herkimer diamonds that grow in the Mohawk Valley) is a jeweller who specializes in Herkimer diamond and wampum jewelry. She has a Diploma in Jewellery Methodology from George Brown College, and learned traditional wampum cutting techniques from knowledgeable local cutters throughout her youth. A graduate of the Primary Care Paramedic Program at the Ontario College of Health & Technology, she has served as a Captain in the Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services, and was awarded the distinction of "Most Outstanding Firefighter" by the Ontario Native Firefighters Association.