Indi City x Hillberg & Berk
Nîpîy means water in Nēhiyawēwin. Water is life.
Nîpîy is laser-cut acrylic on copper findings, accented by the signature Hillberg & Berk Sparkle Ball in ethereal. They hang 5 inches from the ear and move like a water drop falling from the sky.
20% of all proceeds will be donated to the NWAC
About the design:
We want to make sure this collaboration honours the important work that Water Protectors are doing to ensure safe water for all living beings now and for future generations. This is reflected in the choice to bring this Sparkle Ball together with the Water drop using copper findings and shepherd hooks, as Water Protectors carry water in a copper vessel in ceremony as purification.
Ay Hiy to Ashley Callingbull for inviting our brand to collaborate with Hillberg & Berk! You stand as a Matriarch for our people and we are beyond honored to be called into this space.
Ashley Callingbull is a Canadian model, actress, and television personality. She became the first Canadian and Indigenous woman to win the Mrs. Universe title on 29 August 2015. She and her stepfather participated in the 4th season of The Amazing Race Canada. Most recently Ashley has cemented her iconic and legendary status as the first Indigenous model to be grace the pages of Sports Illustrated. Ashley can be found working within the community, uplifting future generations, and being a role model for every Indigenous woman who dreams.
About Hillberg & Berk:
For women, by women. We are here because of women: Rachel, the woman who started Hillberg & Berk at her kitchen table, the team of women we’ve grown into, and the community of women who support us. Our jewelry is emblematic of the boldness and brilliance every woman already possesses within herself. Our business is centered around connecting and empowering women. In everything we do, the reason is women.
We are a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off-reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. We were founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural, and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canadian societies.