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Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins Today

Maria Redin

For many indigenous peoples around the world, moccasins are big part of ones’ culture. Moccasins are often a baby’s first pair of shoes, created from a plant or from the hide of a specific animal from the region, and they are worn during most ceremonies. Mocassins hold a special significance for indigenous peoples, but they’re not always worn in public. Two years ago Jessica Jaylyn Atsye, 21, who is tribally enrolled with Laguna Pueblo, set out to change that when she started Roc Your Mocs.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I had no idea that moccasins weren't typically worn out in public. I always wear mine. Glad to see that Roc Your Mocs is taking pride in their culture this way.