What you need to know about Cultural Appreciation


In today’s world, where the lines between cultures often blur in the global marketplace, the distinction between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation becomes increasingly significant, especially in the realm of Native American jewelry. As a proud Cherokee brand, Cherokee Copper stands at the forefront of this conversation, advocating for the recognition and appreciation of all authentic Native American artistry. 

Cherokee jewelry, with its intricate designs and profound symbolism, is more than just adornment. Each piece tells a story, carries a history, and holds a spirit that is deeply rooted in Cherokee culture. Our award-winning family designers at Cherokee Copper pour their hearts, heritage, and craftsmanship into every piece created in our studio, ensuring that our jewelry not only embodies beauty, but also the authenticity and spirit of the Cherokee people.

When you choose to buy authentic Native American jewelry, you're doing more than just making a purchase, you are supporting the livelihoods of Native artists and contributing to the preservation of their culture and art forms for future generations. Authentic pieces carry the soul of the artist and the heritage of their people, offering a connection to the culture that cannot be replicated by those outside it.

Moreover, buying authentic helps to combat the pervasive issue of cultural appropriation in the art world. It sends a clear message that culture is not a commodity to be taken and used without respect for its origins and meanings.

*Inspired Natives, Not Inspired by Natives**

At Cherokee Copper, we stand by the principle of being "inspired Natives" rather than just "inspired by Natives." This distinction is crucial. It means that the art you wear comes from hands that are deeply connected to, and respectful of, the traditions they represent. Our creations are not just inspired by our culture; they are a direct expression of it, crafted by individuals who live and breathe the essence of what they create.

We invite you to explore the world of authentic Cherokee jewelry on our website, www.cherokeecopper.com, where every piece is a testament to the skill, passion, and cultural heritage of the Cherokee people. By choosing Cherokee Copper, you're not only embracing genuine Native American craftsmanship, but also supporting a broader movement towards cultural appreciation and respect.

In closing, the distinction between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation is more than semantic—it's a matter of integrity, respect, and the future of cultural traditions. As a community and family-oriented brand, we are deeply committed to this cause, proud of our heritage, and appreciative of your support in joining us to honor and preserve the rich tapestry of Native American culture through authentic artistic expression.

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