- America Meredith is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and educator, blogger, painter, printmaker, and fumage artist, with a curatorial practice spanning over two decades. 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, Cherokee art history at the Cherokee Humanities class, and cultural art exhibitions at Santa Fe Community College.
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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.
- Paula Rivera (Taos Pueblo) is Director of Program Operations of the Indigenous Fine Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has 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, the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, and the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.
- Mary Jo Watson, PhD (Seminole) is Director Emeritus and Regents’ Professor of Art History at the School of Art and Art History of the University of Oklahoma. She earned her BFA in Art History, MLS in Seminole Aesthetics, and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. Watson’s curatorial practice spans decades. She serves on the Seminole Tribal Arts Council and several Native art committees including at the Oklahoma History Center and American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Dr. Watson developed the current Native Art History Program at the University of Oklahoma.
- Kenneth Williams Jr. (Northern Arapaho-Seneca) is a beadwork artist and collector of Indian art and manages the Case Trading Post at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His love for Indian art has earned him a positive reputation to serve on several different committees as well as invitations to judge numerous Native American art shows.
- heather ahtone (Chickasaw-Choctaw)
- Maggie Ohnesorgen (Mestiza)
- Reid Gómez, PhD (Navajo Nation) is the Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Kalamazoo College. She is currently working on The Navajo Slave Project and finishing her fourth novel. Her work addresses extermination and slavery in the borderlands and bloodlands and language revitalization. | email@example.com
- Barbara Harjo (Cherokee descent), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nancy Fields (Lumbee), email@example.com
- Alex Ponca Stock (Osage Nation), firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to the talented writers, photographers, designers, and artists making First American Art possible.
- Gloria Bell (Métis) | blog | LinkedIn
- Roy Boney Jr. (Cherokee Nation) | website | blog
- Mary Bordeaux (Oglala Lakota) | LinkedIn
- Kelly Church (Odawa-Ojibwe) | website
- RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo)
- JoKay Dowell (Quapaw-Cherokee-Eastern Shawnee-Peoria) | LinkedIn
- Laura M. Evans, PhD (Cherokee Nation) | blog
- Teri Greeves (Kiowa-Comanche) | LinkedIn
- Reid Gómez, PhD (Navajo Nation) | blog
- Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo Nation) | LinkedIn
- Suzan Shown Harjo, PhD (Cheyenne-Hodulgee Muscogee Creek) | profile
- Melissa Melero (Fallon Paiute-Modoc) | website
- Jessica Metcalfe, PhD (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) | blog
- Denise Neil-Binion (Delaware-Cherokee) | LinkedIn
- Suzanne Fricke Newman, PhD | profile
- Stephanie Pratt, PhD (Eastern Dakota)
- Sarah Sense (Chitimacha-Choctaw) | website
- Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD | LinkedIn
- Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama First Nation Chippewa) | website
- Yvonne Tiger (Seminole-Cherokee-Muscogee Creek) | LinkedIn
- John Torres-Nez, PhD (Navajo Nation) | LinkedIn
- Jacquie Archambeau (Cherokee Nation)
- Staci Golar (Cornish-Welsh-American)
- America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
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