2021 SHIFT Awardees

Will Wilson (Navajo) was awarded a 2011 NACF Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts.

Will Wilson

Will Wilson is a photographer whose imagery deals with complex environmental and social issues, Native identity, and the juxtapositions of the past, present, and future.

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Stephen Qacung Blanchett

Stephen Qacung Blanchett is a performing artist, a culture-bearer, an art and culture educator, and an advocate for equity and inclusion.

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Sabra Kauka

Sabra Kauka is a cultural practitioner and teacher on Kauai, fostering the sustainability and perpetuation of Native Hawaiian traditions by sharing her knowledge with future generations.

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Rosy Simas

Rosy Simas is a transdisciplinary and movement artist who creates work for stage and installation.

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Michael Begay & Raven Chacon

Michael Begay is a Navajo composer of chamber music, experimental sound, Native American flute, and metal music. Raven Chacon works at the crossroads of contemporary classical music, visual art and installation, using conceptual graphic scores that underpin his compositions.

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Raiatea Helm

Raiatea Helm is one of Hawaiʻi’s preeminent female vocalists and keeper of the Hawaiian falsetto tradition (“leo kiʻekiʻe”) of the early to mid-20th century.

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Postcommodity

Postcommodity is an artist collective at the sharp edge of multi-disciplinary arts practice, interrogating systems and institutions with a wide array of methodologies and conceptually-based work.

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New Red Order

New Red Order is a public secret society whose video and performance deploys a blend of satire and sincerity, toward dismantling ongoing effects of settler colonialism.

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Moses Goods

Moses Goods is an actor, storyteller, playwright, and one of Hawaii’s most prominent theater artists.

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Lily Hope

Lily Hope is a preeminent Chilkat weaver whose work includes advocacy, mentorship, and the empowerment of Native women.

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Larissa FastHorse

Larissa FastHorse is a theater maker and performing arts advocate, illuminating Indigenous processes of artmaking, storytelling, and perspectives on contemporary Native life.

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Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson is a land and water protector and an activist for justice, sovereignty, and well-being.

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Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick

Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick is an artist, curator, and educator whose work explores the intersection of Native/non-Native cultures and identities within a vexed sociopolitical climate.

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Ciara Lacy

Ciara Lacy is a filmmaker whose work centers on points of pressure in the Native Hawaiian community, such as incarceration, houselessness, and the needs of children.

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Anna Hoover

Anna Hoover is an activist, artist, writer, director, and filmmaker who produces documentary, fiction, and art films focused on her home state of Alaska.

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