Tribes and museums are grappling with the dilemma of sacred Indigenous objects and remains contaminated by toxic pesticides and preservatives.
Native American Art
Native Artist’s Work Enters the National Gallery Collection
“Untitled” (1961) by George Morrison is the first work by a Native American artist to join the museum’s Abstract Expressionist collection.
Native Artists Reflect on the Legacy of Thanksgiving
“Revolution is a daily practice — a life choice. Not a selfie at a protest,” says Onondaga artist Frank Buffalo Hyde.
Ezhishin, the First-Ever Conference on Native North American Typography
The conference organizers set out to see what Native practitioners are making, and what they’re needing or wanting in the realm of type.
Vandals Who Graffitied Petroglyphs in Nevada Sent to Prison
The White River Narrows rock art is considered sacred by Native American peoples in the region.
Why Is an Auction House Selling Works by Imprisoned Native Artists?
The Kiowa Tribe is urging Bonhams to halt the sale of the books, which they believe “may have been wrongfully acquired.”
Indigenous Fashion Takes the Stage in Santa Fe
Curator Amber-Dawn Bear Robe brings together historic and contemporary Native clothing designs at Santa Fe Indian Market.
Native-Inspired Haute Couture Fashion Prepares for a Big Year
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels prepares for SWAIA’s centennial.
The Never-Ending Storytelling of Native American Jewelry and Its Makers
Two artists exemplify the power of storytelling at the center of Native American art.
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Launches New Art Fair
Art Indigenous Santa Fe aims to increase representation for contemporary Native American and First Nations artists.
A Brief 100-Year History of Santa Fe Indian Market
The annual event has survived draconian governmental policies to become the country’s largest public Native American arts and cultural gathering.
Two Artists Charged With Faking Indigenous Heritage to Sell Art
Lewis Anthony Rath and Jerry Chris Van Dyke, who separately sold their work at two Seattle galleries, could face prison time for violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.