Saturday, August 23, 2003

SWAIA: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

SWAIA: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

Well, it's that time of year again, Santa Fe Indian Market is here again.
If you either can't go or can't face the crowds, here are websites for a few of the artists you might see there:

Susan Folwell Santa Clara Pueblo potter
Virgil Nez, Navajo painter
Ronald Honyouti & Family, Hopi katsina dolls
Anita Fields, Osage clay artist
Ron Suazo, Santa Clara potter
Greyshoes (Upton Ethelbah), Santa Clara Pueblo/White Mountain Apache sculptor

Just a few of the hundreds of artists showing there.
One artists who is not there this year is Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo clay sculptor, who is having a instead a one person show, "Juggling Worlds", at the Poeh Museum at the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Today's Recommendations

One Nation OK Lies

A new website devoted to countering anti-tribal sovereignty lobbying and propaganda. See the story about this website in Indian Country Today.

Honouring Words

The Honouring Words International Indigenous Authors Celebration Tour,
held in Australia and Canada, deserves your attention. It now has a live online forum.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Obituary for James Welch

The obituary for James Welch, author of Fools Crow, The Heartsong of Charging Elk and Riding the Earthboy 40, among others, written by his wife, Lois Welch.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

New Non-profit galleries on the Web

You will find 2 new links to non-profit galleries on the Galleries index, the Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) gallery and the Hopi Arts & Craft - Silvercraft Cooperative Guild. Also recently posted is another non-profit gallery, West Coast Natives Online.

The Joy Harjo music website has been recently redesigned and expanded. It now includes an artist/poet's blog and a small photo gallery, with information on the new band and a demo album available now. The new CD will be out soon, we hope.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Zuni Salt Lake Saved

On August 4, 2003, the Salt River Project announced that it will relinquish all permits and coal leases for the proposed Fence Lake coal stripmine. SRP claims in a press release that it has found a cleaner, more economical source of coal in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, but the Zuni Tribe and the Zuni Salt Lake Coalition can rest assured that their intense, well-organized, and spiritually-based opposition to the 18,000 acre industrial disaster was the real reason SRP is pulling the plug on the coal mine.

Monday, August 11, 2003

California Native American on Ballot of Governor!

David Laughing Horse Robinson, 48, Chairman of the Kawaiisu Tribe, elected in 1997, and re-elected 2002, has qualified for the ballot on the recall election in California. He is a Democrat from Bakersfield. Besides teaching Art Tech at CSU Bakersfield, he is a steel sculptor and a master journeyman welder.

"I'd like to debate all of the candidates on the floor of the California Assembly Chambers with Governor Davis moderating."

"If California can afford one prison guard per three prisoners, we can afford one teacher per 20 students."

Contact Info: (661)664-3098 horserobinson@hotmail.com

Tribal website

Saturday, August 09, 2003

James Welch, Blackfeet - Gros Ventre Poet & Novelist 1940-2003

In Memorium: James Welch from Joy Harjo

New York Times Obituary

Obituary from The Missoulian, MT

Find books by James Welch

New Weblog

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I hope this blog proves useful.

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