Lisa Telford is an accomplished and innovative artist who is committed to sharing her traditional and contemporary practices of cedar-bark weaving.
Kathleen Carlo Kendall
Kathleen Carlo Kendall is one of Alaska’s most prominent sculptors, imbuing significant and fascinating cultural metaphors in each piece.
Patrick William Kruse
Patrick William Kruse continues to be one of few artists who creates birch bark art. He pays homage to his ancestors by maintaining use of ancient patterns for his designs.
Bryan Akipa, a meritorious Native American flute player, traditionally carves his flutes as has been done since time immemorial.
Jason Garcia’s contrast depictions of postmodern and traditional Native imagery perfectly portray the dichotomy of living in two worlds.
Aurolyn Renee Stwyer
Aurolyn Renee Stwyer is a Celilo Native who is revered for her magnificent beadwork, particularly her practice of beading traditional horse regalia that is significant in her culture.
Will Wilson’s vivid photography counterpoints the ‘archival impulse’ embedded within the historical imageries of Native peoples, and he depicts the hazardous impact to environmental change in his photo-series entitled, “Auto-Immune Response.”
Linda Infante Lyons
The work of visual artist Linda Infante Lyons (Alutiiq) is a quietly subversive act intended to achieve an element of decolonization.
Painter and multimedia artist Jim Denomie (Ojibwe) portrays historical, political and social issues with sly humor and an eye-popping palette.
Elizabeth Woody’s vivid and powerful poetry conveys the immediate impact of a brilliant intellect and an astounding use of language.
Writer Michael Wasson (Nimíipuu) sees poetry as his calling to create space for Indigenous artists – not merely in the Western canon, but as a counterweight to its violence and legacy.
Writer Luci Tapahonso (Diné [Navajo]) is the inaugural Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation and uses language to honor the rich legacy of the Diné people.
Heid E. Erdrich
Writer, storyteller, poet and multidisciplinary artist Heid E. Erdrich reaches audiences through her voice as a woman from both Ojibwe and American cultures.
Marques Hanalei Marzan
Fiber artist Marques Hanalei Marzan has dedicated his career to continual exploration, perpetuation, and innovation around Native Hawaiian arts.
Pōhaku Hano Kaho`ohanohano, a practitioner and preservationist of traditional Native Hawaiian weaving, weaves and teaches from his studio on family land in Kahakuloa.
Melissa S. Cody
Melissa S. Cody is a fourth generation Navajo weaver and textile artist who pushes the boundaries of a traditional art form with vivid colors and sharp geometric overlays.
Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is an Indigenous American rapper, songwriter and activist from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
Installation, performance and video artist Bently Spang blends the sacred and seemingly mundane to interpret contemporary life as an Tsistsistas (Northern Cheyenne) man from his studio in Billings, Montana.
Ciara Leina`ala Lacy
Filmmaker Ciara Leina`ala Lacy (Kanaka Maoli) is driven by her commitment to social justice, representation, and Native Hawaiian culture.