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FAAM No. 0, Spring 2013

faam 0, pilot issue

Cover art by Erin Shaw (Chickasaw/Choctaw)

FAAM No. 0, Spring 2013

First American Art Magazine‘s issue No. 0 is the pilot issue.

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Feature Articles


Artwork of the Délégation Amérindienne at the Art en Capital Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’Eau, Paris France, photo by Marla Skye (Onondaga), 2012

  • More Than Just a Trend: Rethinking the “Native” in Native Fashion,
    by Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), 33–39
  • Northern Lights: Greenlandic Art in the 21st Century,
    by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 46–55
  • Greenlandic Art History Timeline, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation) with David Winfield Norman, 52–53
  • Something Imperialistic Happened on the Way to the Louvre: Delegation Amérindienne 2012, An Artist’s Perspective,
    by Roy Boney Jr. (Cherokee Nation), 40–45

Artist Profiles

    • Orlando Dugi: Diné Beadwork Artist and Fashion Designer, by Teri Greeves (Kiowa), 12–17
    • Anita Fields: Osage-Muscogee Ceramic and Textile Artist,
      by Denise Neil-Binion (Delaware Tribe/Cherokee Nation), 18–23
    • Tom Jones: Ho-Chunk Photographer, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 24–29
    • Erin Shaw: Chickasaw-Choctaw Painter, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 30–35
Bryon Archuleta

“The Pueblo Revolt,” illustration by Bryon Archuleta (Ohkay Owingeh)


  • The Pueblo Revolt, by Reid Gómez, PhD (Navajo), illustrated by Brian Archuleta (Ohkay Owingeh), 68–75


  • Exploring Native Graphic Design, by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa), 10
  • Recent Developments, 8–9
  • Numbers, statistics about Indigenous art of the Americas, 76
  • In Memoriam:
    • Kenojuak Ashevak (Cape Dorset Inuk, 1927–2013), by America Meredith, 77
    • George Flett (Spokane, 1946–2013), by America Meredith, 78
  • Exhibition Reviews:
    • San Francisco: Real N.D.N.—Native Diaspora Now at Galería de la Raza, Galería de la Raza, by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), 60–61
      Judith Lowry

      Judith Lowry (Mountain Maidu/Hammawi/Washoe), “Edna by Honey Lake,” 1999/20212, acrylic on canvas.

    • Santiago, Chile: ArteTextilContemporáneo, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, by Sarah Sense (Chitimacha/Choctaw), 62
    • Sydney, Australia: all our relations, Sydney Biennale, by Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo), 56–58
  • Report
    • Reno: The Way We Live: American Indian Art of the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada, Nevada Museum of Art, by Melissa Melero (Northern Paiute/Modoc), 59–60
  • Book Reviews
    • Decolonize Me, by Heather Igloliorte (Ottawa Art Gallery, 2013),
      reviewed by America Meredith, 63
    • The Roundhouse, by Louise Erdrich (Harper, 2012),
      reviewed by Suzan Shown Harjo (Southern Cheyenne/Muscogee), 64
    • Santa Fe Indian Market: Then and Now, by Bruce Bernstein (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2012),
      reviewed by America Meredith, 65–66
    • Seekers and Travellers: Contemporary Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, by Gary Wyatt (University of Washington Press, 2012),
      reviewed by America Meredith, 65

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