Get Ready to Rock Your Mocs! 20 Photos of Native Footwear Worn Proudly

ICTMN Staff
11/13/13

This Friday, November 15, at the midpoint of Native American Heritage Month, Natives from all over Turtle Island will be wearing moccasins with Indigenous pride -- it's a little day of celebration known as Rock Your Mocs day, and it's caught on in a big way. Thanks to social media, Rock Your Mocs isn't just a show of unity -- it's also a show-and-tell, with moc-rockers Tweeting, Facebooking, and Instagramming their traditional footwear for others to see and admire. 

Here's a collection of great Instagram pictures sent out last year using the hashtag #RockUrMocs -- which, according to the Rock Your Mocs Facebook page will be the tag to use again in 2013. (You might notice some familiar names in the pictures below -- for example, recording artist IsKwe and painter/muralist Yatika Starr Fields. Rock Your Mocs is for everyone.)

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Submitted by bullbear on
Thank you for sharing the beautiful workmanship! It is easy to see that there was much adoration with every stitch and endless stories that could be told with each glorious pair. All of you rock!!

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wonderful!!!

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I think every pair is a beautiful piece of Art work. Who wouldn't love to own a pair of those wonderful, special Moccasins. Corky

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I think every pair is a beautiful piece of Art work. Who wouldn't love to own a pair of those wonderful, special Moccasins. Corky

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Submitted by Coradean (corky... on
I think every pair is a beautiful piece of Art work. Who wouldn't love to own a pair of those wonderful, special Moccasins. Corky

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These are all wonderful, beautiful beading, and tremendous work.

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If I wanted a pair of these wonderful mods, where could I get a pair? I am not clever enough to make them but want want want some.

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Submitted by Brenda King on
I absolutely love the 3rd pair down, wow..✿*゚゚・✿ (✿◠‿◠) Happy by Choice *✿✿*゚゚✿✿ ✿✿✿✿ ✿✿ ✿✿

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I love these and have worn mocs ro years but don't have any this beautiful. Keep on rockin.

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Awesome!!

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Submitted by rochelle bendiola on
is there a way way i can order some mocassins and how much would they cost me

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collin price
Submitted by collin price on
Pretty sweet to watch this movement grow and mostly powered by social media!!

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OMG what I would do to be able to wear a pair of any of the moccasins I just saw!

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BEAUTIFUL!

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beautiful

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These pics are absolutely wonderful. Great Artistry, Superb Craftsmanship. Simply OUTSTANDING work. Thank You for Sharing. God Bless All.

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Makers are so very creative.....Beautiful, Artistic, Comfortable, Durable I want a pair......

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Submitted by Wanita Contreras on
I am in awe of your talanted people....so many beautiful moccasins! I wish I could have a pair of each, or at least a pair! I have always hated our shoes, so I run around barefoot as much as possible..so i get yelled at a lot because diabetics are NOT supposed to do that...don't tell lol!..just keep up your beautiful crafts..!

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They were all very nice....just started making some for my grandson coming in February

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