Israel Shotridge, 2014 NACF Artists Fellowship in Traditional Arts, continues the Tlingit art of cedar carving.
As the kumu hula, or leader of the Halau Na Kipu’upu’u, a hula school on “the big island” of Hawaii, Micah Kamohoali’i is adept in the movements that make up hula and the fabrication of the regalia of the historic tradition.
Native poet Santee Frazier received a 2014 NACF Literature Fellowship in recognition of the fresh and innovative voice he brings to Native letters.
Writer Eddie Chuculate was honored with a 2014 NACF Artist Fellowship in Literature celebrating the gritty, deceptively simple stories he writes, portraying America, its dispossessed, its outlaws and its visionaries.
Filmmaker Melissa Henry spent her childhood herding sheep, caring for livestock and playing in the forest. Today, she makes innovative Navajo-language films that appeal to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Documentary filmmaker Billy Luther brings mindful and personal depictions of the complexity of reservation life to the screen, inspired by his Navajo, Hopi and Laguna Pueblo heritage.
Kumu hula Patrick Makuakāne illuminates the hidden complexity of traditional hula moves by choreographing exciting dance narratives for modern music.