As an artist, Lani Hotch continually focuses her work and ambitions on the resurgence of traditional arts in her community.
Wayne Valliere has devoted four decades of his life to the preservation of his people’s arts, language, and culture.
Laura Wong-Whitebear is dedicated to utilizing and preserving traditional basket-weaving knowledge and has chosen an apprentice with the same commitment.
Royce Manuel is revitalizing an endangered art form, fiber weaving from harvested desert plants, which has not been practiced or taught for nearly eighty years.
Dyani White Hawk has been blessed with opportunities to learn beadwork, porcupine quillwork, sewing, and traditional art forms that are vital for her to share.
Miller wants those he teaches to also pass on this traditional knowledge and in doing so, this generation may become the advisors and leaders of the Skokomish and Chehalis people in the future.
Nicholas Galanin is an educator, lecturer, and multi-disciplinary artist with an exceptional skill in the metalsmithing and sculptural technique known as chasing and repoussé.
Shirod Younker is an experienced culture bearer having researched his tribe’s lost historic and traditional knowledge, and now teaching it to the next generation.
Delina White is devoted to Anishinaabe Inendamowin (thought/ways of thinking) and keeps her Anishinaabe woodland designs and history alive through her artwork.
Navajo weaving has been passed for generations in TahNibaa Naataanii’s family along with songs or stories that come along with each woven piece.