This is an informational video I made for 8th Generation a 1st Nation inspired custom shoe company.
Here is a little bit about the man behind it all.
Louie Gong is a Native American of mixed heritage (Nooksack, Chinese, French, Scottish) who was raised by his grandparents, father, step-mom, and extended family both in Ruskin, B.C. and in the Nooksack tribal community. He is totally overwhelmed by recent media recognition (MSNBC and Blur Digital) of his activism on behalf of people who walk in multiple worlds.
Louie is also a veteran of the nonprofit hustle, and he currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Washington State Native American Higher Education Consortium (WSNAHEC) and as President of the MAVIN Foundation, one of the nation’s leading institutional advocates for mixed heritage people and families. In his work with the MAVIN Foundation, Louie is co-developer of the Mixed Heritage Center, the largest online resource for mixed heritage people and families in the nation, and the guy who kicked off “What are YouTube?,” an online challenge to people of mixed heritage to reclaim the question “What are you?” His commentary on issues related to the racial identity has appeared in dozens of major news media, including the New York Times, MSNBC.com, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Education Week and many others.