- America Meredith is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, teacher, blogger, printmaker, painter, and fumage artist. She earned her MFA degree from San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from the University of Oklahoma. Meredith is an associate publisher at Noksi Press, a Cherokee-language publishing company. She has served on the board of the Cherokee Arts and Humanities Council. Meredith has taught early Native American Art History at the Institute of American Indian Arts, art exhibition studies at Santa Fe Community College, and Cherokee art history at the Cherokee Humanities class.
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- Emily Haozous, PhD, RN (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache) is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. She received her nursing training and doctoral degree at Yale University. Passionate about American Indian health, she links indigenous methodologies to intervention research in an effort to improve cancer outcomes in Native people. Dr. Haozous is the granddaughter of Allan Houser, one of the most celebrated American Indian artists of the 20th century, and daughter of Bob Haozous, a renowned sculptor.
- Maggie Ohnesorgen (Mestiza) works at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, a nonprofit organization advising startup businesses. A graduate of Arizona State University, Ohnesorge has curated innumerable art shows in Santa Fe, served as manager of the Institute of American Indian Arts museum store, and served as director of Gallery 10 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Jim Rivera (Pascua Yaqui) is a professional artist and illustrator, who earned his MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Rivera has been an important mentor to emerging artists in the Southwest and California.
- Paula Rivera (Taos Pueblo) is in charge of artist services for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA). She was worked at and curated exhibits at numerous institutions, such as the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Millicent Rogers Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum.
- America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Oklahoma: Tom Farris (Otoe-Missouria-Cherokee), email@example.com
- West Coast: Reid Gómez (Navajo), firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to the talented writers, photographers, designers, and artists making First American Art possible.
- Roy Boney, Jr. (Cherokee Nation) | website | blog
- Kennetha Greenwood (Otoe-Missouria), logo design | LinkedIn
- Teri Greeves (Kiowa–Comanche) | LinkedIn
- Reid Gómez (Navajo Nation) | blog
- Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo Nation) | LinkedIn
- Melissa Melero (Fallon Paiute-Modoc) | website
- Jessica Metcalfe, PhD (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) | blog
- Denise Neil-Binion (Delaware–Cherokee) | LinkedIn
- Sarah Sense (Chitimacha-Choctaw) | website
- Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama First Nation Chippewa) | website
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