About Us

Hank Fields possesses a breadth of experience in the retail, service and music industry fields, with expertise in product development, marketing, strategic partnering, business development, law and corporate finance. Hank is a registered tribal member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians. He is a confident, creative and highly qualified professional with 30 years of legal, business development, and management experience. Henry has a motivational style to establish realistic goals and successful project outcomes by building consensus and powerful teamwork.

He's been recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to face challenges head-on and execute sound decision making while directing product launches. Committed to providing dynamic, compelling solutions, Henry never loses sight of the big picture: delivering a product on time, and to customer specifications.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Management, a Master’s in Intellectual Property Law, a Master’s in Project Management, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and a paralegal certificate with a concentration in contract law.

Virginia Fields

My name is Virginia and I'm an honored member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. I enjoy searching for Petoskey Stones or other beautiful stones on the shores of Lake Michigan, not far from my home. I love white daisies and roses by the armful and learning new beading techniques. I also grow Indian maize in a vast garden full of vegetables every summer.

My friends would describe me as easy-going, a good listener and always lending a helping hand to someone in need. I grew up on a farm in Michigan along with 11 other brothers and sisters. Life was simple. We made the fields into gardens and as I grew up, we worked the land we lived on.

I was inspired to make my custom jewelry in 1978 after being asked if I wanted to attend a bead-making class. If I told you back in 1978 that I would be creating custom jewelry 43 years later, would you believe me? I wouldn't, but all these many years later, I've carried on my entrepreneurial ambition. I have managed to keep the Native American jewelry-making spirit alive and have taught in workshops for others to learn and pass on the tradition.

It's exciting to make a piece of art that matches the clothes I am wearing. I wore a green polka dot dress recently and made the matching jewelry accessories. My friends and family were amazed at the beauty of the work. T-shirts with Native designs are also an inspiration to me. People can express their feelings, attitudes, and thoughts with a well-designed t-shirt.

Every piece I make has a purpose; they are unique and have a story. The rings aim to attract the other items in the set; the broaches hold the different colored stones to accent everything, making each piece distinct. When I design new work, I always envision the person wearing my art. That is how I give the product's expression. I always focus on the user. The user is anyone that might wish to wear something from my collection. I leave the style up to the customer. With my colorful, dynamic accessories, I can't wait to share them. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.

Virginia holds an associate degree from North Central Michigan College with a concentration in business administration.

PHILOSOPHY

White Bison Native Art is a collection proudly designed in the United States. We believe in the power of first impressions and have introduced ourselves to the world of style with our unique designs that are as rare as a white bison calf. We create style not only in clothes, but also in jewelry.    

We have designed a collection that in its entirety enhances your everyday outfits. Soft cotton, bright colors, a comfortable fit and well-crafted highlights and details - every person deserves a great t-shirt, or jewelry as art. With a relaxed and confident attitude, like a true gentleman or regal women, we help you escape the ordinary and find something new and beautiful. This iconic collection is a service for those who want to share their lifestyle with the world of Native American luxury and highlight beauty in all its forms.

SEVENTH GENERATION PRINCIPLE

We commit to the Seventh Generation Principle. It teaches Native Americans that before making any personal, governmental, or business decision, we must think about how it will affect our descendants seven generations into the future through education on how we make decisions in the present.      

The principle of the 7th generation is so essential for the Indian culture that it was enshrined by the Iroquois tribe in the Great Peace Law. Nations are taught to respect the world they live in, and they borrow from it for future generations. While contemporary terms such as carbon footprint, green economy, and sustainability are common, indigenous peoples believe in a respectful and balanced life. Native American tribes have no word for ecology, but respect for the earth anchors their way of life, and no word is taboo.   

When you make decisions, think about how these decisions will affect the seven generations in the future. We must understand and see how the actions and decisions of the past have created an agenda for current problems and opportunities, and how our choices and how we work with people today make problems or prospects for the future. We can learn from these considerations and use them to influence our decisions for future generations.   

We need to keep the focus on future generations and inspire moral reflection on these issues. When we come together and stand on firm ground with a shared vision and honest values, we will begin to heal, reconcile and eventually reinstate those disenfranchised by governments or other circumstances and restore the honor and respect that we had seven generations ago.