Celebrating Native Women Artists During Women’s History Month

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In 1987, the U.S. Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month to honor the contributions of women to history and contemporary society. The 2019 Women’s History Month theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”  The theme honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.

Please join us in honoring the Native women artists and culture bearers who the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has been fortunate to support in our 10-year history. Their vision and voices have created dialogue and brought awareness to contemporary issues of Indigenous women, social and political issues, and broadened historical and cultural knowledge, all through the lens of their arts practice.

Bernice AkamineNative Hawaiian; Kaili ChunNative Hawaiian; Kelly ChurchGrand Traverse Band Ottawa Chippewa; Melissa S. CodyNavajo/Diné; Amelia Cornelius (1938-2016) – Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin; Laura Da’Eastern Shawnee/Seneca/Miami; Natalie DiazMojave/Pima; Heid E. ErdrichOjibwe/Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa; RYAN! FeddersenConfederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Kelli Jo FordCherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Shan Goshorn (1957-2018) – Eastern Band Cherokee; Raiatea HelmNative Hawaiian; Melissa HenryNavajo; Luzene HillEastern Band of Cherokee; Thea HopkinsAquinnah Wampanoag; Linda HoganChickasaw Nation; Lily Hope – Tlingit; Lani HotchChilkat Indian Village; Emily JohnsonYup’ik; Robi KahakalauNative Hawaiian; Starr KalāhikiNative Hawaiian; Lehua KalimaNative Hawaiian; Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’oleNative Hawaiian; Kaui Kanaka’oleNative Hawaiian; Joan Naviyuk Kane Iñupiaq; Sonya Kelliher-CombsIñupiaq/AthabaskanKathleen Carlo Kendall – Koyukon Athabascan; Ciara Leina`ala LacyKanaka Maoli; Kapulani LandgrafNative Hawaiian; Courtney M. LeonardShinnecockLayli Long SoldierOglala Lakota; Linda Infante Lyons   Alutiiq; Brenda MalloryCherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Christen MarquezNative Hawaiian; Nora Naranjo MorseSanta Clara Pueblo-TewaTahNibaa NaataaniiDiné (Navajo); Laura OrtmanWhite Mountain Apache; Susan PowerYanktonai Dakota; Martha RedboneCherokee/Choctaw; Clarissa Rizal (1956-2016) – Tlingit T’ak Dein Taan Raven Clan; Teri Rofkar (1956-2016 ) – Tlingit; Abigail RomanchakNative Hawaiian; Cara RomeroChemehuevi; Theresa SecordPenobscot Nation; Rosy SimasSeneca; Rose SimpsonSanta Clara Pueblo; Jennifer M. StevensOneida/Lakota; April Stone-Dahl Bad River Band of Lake SuperiorAurolyn Renee Stwyer – Celilo – Warm Springs/Wasco; Brooke SwaneyBlackfeet/Salish; Luci TapahonsoDiné (Navajo); Vicky Holt TakamineNative Hawaiian; Dalani TanahyNative Hawaiian; Rulan TangenMetis; Lisa TelfordHaida; Maggie ThompsonFond du Lac Band of Minnesota; Erica TremblaySeneca-Cayuga Nation; Anna TsouhlarakisNavajo/Creek; Allison Akootchook WardenIñupiaq, Native Village of Kaktovik; Marie WattSeneca; Delina WhiteOjibweDyani White HawkSicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux)Laura Wong-WhitebearColville/Sinixt; and, Elizabeth WoodyConfederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, of Yakama Nation Wasco descent, and is “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation.

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