HANDCRAFTED • WOMAN-OWNED • ETHICAL • INTERNATIONAL •
INDIGENOUS CLOTHING

Contemporary Kaska First Nations handmade jewelry, clothing and apparel inspired by Kaska Dena culture and traditions.

AS SEEN ON TERESA RYDER at the Juno Awards, 2022

Granny Hanky Collection

A colourful textile pattern that incorporates poems, stories, and memories from elders.

I’m on a mission to celebrate Kaska Dena traditions world-wide.

My name is Natasha Peter and my dena name is DenaSqwella. I am Kaska First Nation, a member of the Wolf Clan, and I was raised on Kaska Lands. My elders taught me how to sew. When I was in a dark place in life, I turned to sewing and to my Dena skills that I’ve learned as a child. Creating Kaska Dena Designs saved me. I’m proud to share my culture with you and carry on the legacy of my ancestors through my art.

As seen on Movie Star

Cara Jade Meyers

Jewelry

Hand beaded traditional jewelry and statement pieces for the collector.

SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY

We harvest raw materials from the forest floors and source supplies from local vendors in our community.

Footwear

Moccasins, mukluks and heels with custom beadwork and design.

International Fashion Shows

Our luxury designs have been featured on runways in New York and Paris.

Look Book

Statement

Time Square Fashion Week Sept. 2023

No matter where you are from your dreams are valid

Paris Fashion Week

New York Fashion Show

Customer reviews
As a leader in my community of Yellowknife, I try to use my platform to showcase artists from across the North. I saw this fabulous pair of shoes on social media made by Kaska Dena Designs, and I had to have them! I’ve worn them in the house as well as to jig to a performance of the Aklavik Drummers and Dancers. They are showstoppers and every time I wear them I’m the centre of attention. Thank you Natasha for your beautiful creation!!
— Katrina Nokleby
My daughter absolutely loves her one of a kind granny hanky jean jacket from Kaska Dena Designs. The granny hanky reminds me of my grandmothers and gives my daughter a special connection to them. Natasha was able to capture that and make my daughter feel beautiful in a very usable piece of art for children to enjoy.
— Jaymie Skidmore
On the often dreary winter days in the Yukon, there’s nothing like the vibrant pop of colour that Natasha’s cozy shawl offers. The interior lining, a rich deep purple satin, is perfect for protecting me while I’m doing my tarot readings in my cozy wagon in the Tagish woods. With my work as a medium involving energy and magical work, I can tell that Natasha has a kind and compassionate heart that is carefully woven into each shawl she creates.
— Yukon Bliss Witchy Wagon AKA Nancy Bliss
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