Auntie Deb Haaland Wears a Ribbon Skirt Made by Native Youth to Presidential Inauguration

It looks like Auntie Deb wore a ribbon skirt to the Presidential Inauguration!

Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) caught the eyes of Indian Country with her yellow ribbon skirt and traditional moccasins.

However, what makes us proud is who made and gifted her the ribbon skirt: Chahta youth and young fashion designer in the making Isabella “Bella” Aiukli Cornell!

Instagram / @sarahadamscornell

Bella is “indigenizing wearable art for the modern Warrior Woman” with her budding brand, Aiukli Designs. She designs and creates ribbon skirts as well as beautiful beaded earrings. Besides being a fashion designer, Bella is also a model who has modeled throughout Indian Country. A student at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Bella was also an organizing member of Matriarch, an intertribal organization comprised of women from different tribes in Oklahoma.

“AUNTIE DEB WORE A RIBBON SKIRT BLU MADE TO THE INAUGURATION!
And she looks beautiful!!!! Representation matters and I’m so proud!” her mother Sarah Adams-Cornell posted on Instagram along with a photo of Bella gifting Deb her skirt.

Facebook / DebHaalandNM

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