Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Gratitude for gratuity

For Native people in the service industry, tips are a sizable part of their income. But there’s a lot of gray area and confusion when it comes to how much—and who—to tip. Food servers is an easy one. But what about tattoo artists? FedEx drivers? Roofing contractors? Today on Native America Calling, we get the latest recommendations on gratuity and explore the stereotype that Native customers are bad tippers with Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart (Oglala Lakota), owner and executive chef of Chef Brave Heart; taxi driver Lynette Hinz (Tlingit); and housekeeper Katalina Kellywood (Diné).