Serena, the founding designer of kilt this and co-owner, is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation. She was born and raised on the Yakama Nation Reservation in Toppenish, Washington, USA. Yakama Nation is a sovereign Nation within the United States of America with a treaty older than the State of Washington. The Treaty of 1855. It was one of the last tribes to sign a treaty with the US Government. She graduated from Toppenish High School and attended college at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington. We never thought about advertising the business as, "Native," owned until a conversation on Facebook wanted us to prove we are Natives. Cris Stanton is a descendent of the Ojibwa tribe. Turns out, people are really interested to know this company is Native American owned and operated. Aho! Native Pride.