Pat Kruse is one of few actively practicing traditional birch bark art who is learning from and teaching about his museum research in order to revive knowledge of traditional Ojibwe birch bark designs.
Kelly Church comes from a long family line of Anishnabe black ash basket makers. She is also an Art activist working to perpetuate the traditional practice before the Michigan black ash trees become extinct.
Layli Long Soldier’s writing is keen, pensive and deliberate. She thoroughly examines the construction and deconstruction and meaning of her message in order to imbue each verse with the desired deliverance and power.
Throughout his career, performance artist James Luna’s work has rejected the general public notion of “Being an Indian.” Now he is creating a new multimedia performative and installation work that examines “cultural authenticity”.
Starr Kalāhikis early musical influence was gospel, jazz and bossa nova. Now inspired by the poetry and songs of Queen Lili’uokalani (Hawaii’s last queen), she recently launched a performance production entitled “The Lili’u Project.”