Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

FAAM No. 36, Fall 2022

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Cover art: Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Golga, 2021, archival fine art digital photograph on Legacy Platine paper, 60 × 38 in., edition of 9. Portrait of Golga Oscar (Yup’ik) in regalia he created.

Issue No. 36, Fall 2022



  • Native Truths and Why the Storyteller Matters: An In-Depth Look into the Renovation at the Field Museum
    By Monica Whitepigeon (Prairie Band Potawatomi/Black)
  • Honoring Herring in Sheet’ká Kwáan
    By Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi, PhD (Alutiiq)
  • A Vision Realized: The Eiteljorg Museum Revitalizes Its Native American Exhibitions
    By Susan Burns
  • Osage ribbonwork wearing blanket

    Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee), Osage Woman’s Hand Blanket, 2002, broadcloth, satin ribbons, collection of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 2000.27. 

    Osage Ribbonwork: A Continuum
    By Nanette Kelley (Osage Nation/Cherokee Nation)

Artist Profiles

  • Roy Boney Jr.: Cherokee Nation Polymath
    By Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation)
  • Golga Oscar:Yup’ik Multidisciplinary Artist and Teacher
    By Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi, PhD (Alutiiq)
  • Lillian Pitt: Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama Sculptor and Jeweler
    By Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD
  • Dyani White Hawk: Sičáŋgu Lakota Interdisciplinary Artist
    By heather ahtone, PhD (Choctaw/Chickasaw Nation)


  • Recent Developments
  • Seven Directions: Joe Williams (Waȟpéthuŋwaŋ Dakota)
  • Art+Literature: Paul Seesequasis: Willow Cree Writer, Journalist, and Curator
    By Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD
  • Calendar
  • Exhibition Reviews
  • Reports
  • Memorials
    • Richard Aitson (Kiowa/Kiowa Apache, 1953–2022)
      By America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
    • Toneh Chuleewah (Cherokee Nation, 1959–2022)
      By Chelsea Whittington (Chickasaw)
    • Blake Debassige (M’Chigeeng Ojibwe, 1956–2022)
      By Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD

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