Rooted in Culture

About Collective49

Collective49 is Native-owned and dedicated to promoting culturally based arts and crafts. Together, we find inspiration in our homelands, landscapes, and experiences. Our collective works are rooted in culture.

Our priority is the sale of authentic Indigenous artwork. 

Collective49 follows the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. 

Listings go through a seller identification process to prevent false suggestions that it is an Alaska Native, American Indian or First Nation product. 

The Collective49 marketplace and vendors adhere to the Marine Mammal Act and Alaska Native Ivory guidelines. 

We are proud of our extra steps.

Collective49 was started in June 2019 by founder Bobbie Ann Meszaros, Tlingit/Tahltan/Coast Salish and Hungarian from the Shtax’héen Kwáan (Wrangell, Alaska). 

Bobbie Ann has many years of professional experience in the the not-for-profit sector in the fields of tribal educational programming, exhibits, collection care, development, fundraising, and marketing while working for multiple national based nonprofits. 

She is a National Native American Hall of Fame Board of Director and member of the City of Juneau's Visitor Industry Task Force

Our founder is dedicated to raising the visibility of Alaska Natives and American Indians while strengthening community outreach and partnerships to help build both urban and rural cultural and economic sustainability for all Indigenous people.