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Native Students throughout Indian Country going off to school wearing a NATIVE STRONG Backpack over his or her shoulders.


How Proud they these students will feel, how Empowered they will be throughout each day at school.


We believe our message of Culture, Education and Empowerment can be a transforming vessel of positive change, both culturally and socially.

By designing and producing culturally relevant products which are academic and fashionable, students can take pride in who they are, where they come from and most importantly… where they aspire to go to in Life!

Our NATIVE STRONG Backpacks are perfect for Tribal EDU, TANF, and Empowerment Programs. We offer Tribal discounts, and can even customize your Backpacks with your Tribal Logo for orders of 100 units or more. 

Contact us today and let us know what your programs needs are. We would be honored to work with you to Empower and Inspire our next generation of Leaders.


Large main school organizer compartment with padded lap-top pocket.(fits 15” lap-top)

Large "Native Strong / Eagle Feather" woven logo front patch.

Large front school accessory pocket with "Smoke Signals" woven logo front patch.

9.5” Large “Eagle Feather” print on Backpack spine.

Size: 15.75” x 11.5” x 5.25”

Fabric: 100% 11.8 oz Polyester

Colors: Stone Grey, Sage, Black

Cost per Native Strong Backpack $48.00

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 “The ocean has been one of my greatest teachers in life. In the 46 years of being a surfer, my experiences of traveling throughout the world in search of perfect waves has taught me that life and business share a common path.

"How well you plan for your trip has everything to do with how

successful your journey will be.”


Smoke Signals Marketing & Design

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Our Vision is to Inspire and Empower at-risk, low-income, urban or geographically isolated, Middle-School through High-School Students, onto a path towards higher learning, individual growth and broader social change.

By providing Native Students with a day filled with outdoor mentoring and environmental experiences which ties their own cultural roots into their daily lives, we can help build their self-esteem and a better understanding of their connection to the world around them.

Our “Water is Life - Nature is our Teacher” summer youth program is designed to provide Native Students with a day filled with environmental and cultural mentorship, to help build their self-esteem, as well as reconnect them to their Native Roots in a way that only the ocean can provide.

"Water is Life - Nature is our Teacher" is offers much than just "Surf Lessons." Our goal is to provide "Life Lessons,” to Empower and Inspire our Native Youth Participants.

We believe this experience will be a day your Youth Participants will remember for the rest of their lives, and can also be the Spark which ignites a fire - that can grow into something very positive for them as well.

Our goal is to work with Native American programs such as yours. Providing positive and impactful programs, designed to promote Health and Wellness to the individuals, families and communities your program serves.

By working together, we can help light the path of our next generation of leaders - so they can take pride in themselves and where they come from - and most importantly, where they aspire to go to in life!

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