Authentic Living
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The source of authenticity is personal integrity; we live authentically when our words and deeds are consistent with our principles.

Being faithful to truth, respectfulness, and sincerity means getting back to our roots and honoring who we are. It also means honoring and recognizing the contributions of others. More than ever, this includes supporting the history, artisanship, and culture of Indigenous peoples.
Fringed authentic Native American ankle moccasins Huron Wendat
When it comes to authentic, high-quality products, it can sometimes take a little extra effort to find the genuine article. Traditional moccasins, for example, have largely been absorbed into global culture. Their influence and design can be found everywhere in modern-day footwear, from penny loafers to deck shoes. These interpretations may be contemporary and attractive, but often, they bear only a passing resemblance to the original moccasins worn by Aboriginal communities, and are mass-produced with lesser-quality materials.
Long fringe on a pair of authentic Native moccasins by Bastien Industries
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