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MY STORY

Lorene Willis

L Designs, Etc. is more than just an arts and crafts store.  We pride ourselves in being a woman-owned business that is wholly Native American. The owner, Lorene Willis, is a Jicarilla Apache/Choctaw who resides on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Dulce, New Mexico.  She is a skilled project manager, and has a great ability to plan and achieve goals. Moreover, she has a deep understanding of Jicarilla culture and the complexities of Apache traits related to the concept of living in "two worlds." Ms. Willis has been actively engaged with elders from various indigenous communities, both within the country and abroad. The fundamental principles of most indigenous nations revolve around the belief that all living beings are interconnected and that their natural surroundings greatly influence their way of life.   "Working with elders and learning the way of the Apache is the most rewarding experience in my life. I want to give back to my people. Using my skills and experiences, I created L Designs, Etc. to serve that purpose," said Lorene Willis.  For more information about Lorene Willis click here.

 

"The Etcetera in the name means we have SO MUCH more to offer."

Consultation

In need of expert advice?

L Designs, Etc. partners with knowledgeable elders of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.  We tailor our services to your needs.

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Looking for presenters for your event?

Take a look at our past speaking engagements.  Our stories provide a great source of information for our audiences.

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Presentations
Etcetera

So much more . . .

L Designs, Etc. provides services in a wide array of projects; from tours to a traveling teepee museum, and a UFO conference that was orchestrated as a fundraiser for Apache Journeys.

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Our Partners

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