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.
Cara Romero is a visual storyteller whose dynamic photographs challenge preconceived notions of Native art, culture, and peoples.
Jackson opens opportunity for dialogue to reconsider the meanings and functions of traditional Northwest Coast art forms through his carved sculptures.
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.
Kelli Jo Ford, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with an MFA in English and writing from George Mason University, is known for engaging her readers with her story telling, character portrayals and flair for the dramatic.
TJ Young has garnered the respect of his community and elders by being named to the highly regarded role of “head carver”—an impressive accomplishment for a young artist.
Award-winning author Susan Power has published three books and her short fiction stories and essays are widely anthologized and reprinted in many textbooks.
Mateo Romero’s paintings are rooted in both his culture and the history of the paintings that preceded his, right down to their mark making, surface, texture and use of color.
Filmmaker Erica Tremblay selects highly sensitive and difficult social subjects for her films, yet manages to incorporate an inspirational element into each difficult story.