We Are TwoChiefs.
A family history of two chiefs and one two-spirit artist. TwoChiefs founder, Kirkland Douglas, is a member of the Cheam First Nation from the Stó:lõ Nation territory.
His father, Lincoln Douglas, served as Chief of Cheam First Nation from 2009 - 2013. A prolific businessman who has been honoured as top Aboriginal business of the year and with more than 27 years of business experience, has built a reputation of accountability, transparency, and excellent communication.
His grandfather, Sam Douglas, known to many as ‘Hielamacha’ – Warrior on the Water – was a highly respected leader, acting as chief of Cheam First Nation from 1969 to 1992, and as a Stó:lo Grand Chief from 1993 until his death in 2001. A radical activist and survivor of the Mission Residential School, Sam inspired Kirkland to never shy away from speaking the truth.
Their teachings have empowered and guided Kirkland through his life as a two-spirit artist. Paying homage to their legacy, Kirkland saw a need to educate North Americans on the rich culture and beauty of his lineage. He sought a way to bring Native design to the masses and empower other Indigenous artists along the way. This desire gave birth to TwoChiefs: 100% Native owned, Native designed, and fair trade. TwoChiefs products look to inspire North Americans with their design, historical rooting, and provide support to other artists like him.