lead horse llc
A native owned and operated community development firm
NO BRAID CREATIONS
Beadwork / jewelry accessories
Larissa No Braid is an enrolled member of the MHA Nation (Arikara, Mandan and Hidatsa) from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota and Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She is the daughter of Avanelle Gillette - No Braid and Asay No Braid and granddaughter of Grace Gillette and Wilma Thin Elk. Her sister is Lara No Braid, who is studying at Black Hills State University. After graduating high school in Denver, CO, she went to further her education at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. There she obtained an associates in Liberal Arts, Bachelors in Business Administration in Management degree, and Records Information Management certifications (Basic Records Operations, Federal Records, Management/Preservation of Archival Material, and Indian Affairs Records Management). She helps with the Denver March Powwow/DMPW tabulations, is in the process of establishing her business called No Braid Creations, and travels throughout the year to different powwow celebrations. She has had the opportunity to showcase the Northern Traditional Stationary Buckskin dance style as far as Honolulu Hawaii to Manchester, United Kingdom. She has also been a part of different dance troupes including Denver March Powwow “A Living Hoop” and Haskell Indian Nations University dance troupe.
painting / apparel
Justis Wolfleader is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas. He is a 2016 graduate from Haskell Indian Nations University, where he received his Associates in Liberal Arts. Justis is a champion Prairie Chicken Dancer, traveling to various powwow celebrations across the country, when time permits. His artistic style resembles the trials and tribulations of a young Native American man traversing through two worlds - one red and one white.