Norma Baker-Flying Horse, an enrolled member of the MHA Nation. A member of the Hidatsa, Dakota Sioux and Assiniboine Tribes, Norma is the owner of the Native American Fashion line, Red Berry Woman.
Norma along with her husband and children makes her home on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. She began her design work through creating dance outfits to participate in various Native American cultural evernts at the age of sixteen. She began her line Red Berry Woman four years ago which spotlights cultural and traditional Native American designs and aesthetics into formal men’s and women’s clothing.
Norma’s work has been seen throughout Indian Country being worn by Tribal members whom represent their Native nation from politics to pageants to the film industries. Norma’s most recent representation of Native Fashion was this year’s Academy Awards where activist, Alice Brownotter of the Standing Rock Nation joined Singer/Songwriter Andra Day on stage during the televised broadcast wearing a formal gown created by Norma.
This event earned Norma the title of First Contemporary Native American Fashion Designer to have a gown won on the Oscar televised event. Red Berry Woman has recently been featured in various media outlets throughout Indian Country as well as various Native produced media outlets.