We uplift Indigenous identity, mental health, and overall place in the world creating works that share the story and beauty of our Lands and Peoples. Each build reclaims the spaces we hold sacred, dismantling the misrepresentations depicting Indigenous Peoples as primitive.
Lakota – Kul Wicasa Oyate
High Rez Wood Company’s Founder, Stephan Cheney is a Lakota man of the Kul Wicasa Oyate. He developed a deep relationship and respect for the Tree Nation working as a firefighter and would take every opportunity to nurture this growth. Stephan believes that through tree’s we can create a shift in consciousness that honors and respects the land and shares the true history of its original stewards.
Stephan began salvaging bits and pieces of burning trees in an attempt to tell this story. He quickly filled up a tiny 4 x 6 foot laundry room with wood and tools he could barely afford. It was in this humble beginning that he started to dream up the furniture pieces he makes today. Stephan made things for Relatives, fundraisers, and giveaways supporting the people and things he loved and believed in. It was through their support, encouragement, and generosity that High Rez Wood Company was born.