Our Story

The Healing People is a Native American owned and operated enterprise. It started with the initial idea of creating unique, Native-designed medical wear targeting Indian Health Service personnel and grew to encompass overarching healing elements created for any medical service personnel hoping to embody something more in their individual expression in daily interactions.  

Through custom Native American artwork designed specifically for The Healing People, combined with Native entrepreneurism and guidance of friends and family in the medical field, The Healing People was established.

The Healing People is owned and operated by Sarah Penney and Kahseuss Jackson.

Sarah, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, is a professional artist with a background in education who has been creating artistic pieces for over 30 years. Her work is inspired by her Nez Perce and Dakota heritage and her experience includes canvas paintings, murals, logos, book illustrations, digital media, marketing and creative design, and numerous commissioned pieces. 

Kahseuss, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, is an entrepreneur and has a significant background in business, economic development and start-ups. He is inspired by contributing to a tribal movement to create stronger and healthier private sectors and ultimately better economies.