Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

FAAM No. 39, Summer 2023

FAAM No. 39, Summer 2023

FAAM No. 39, Summer 2023. Cover art: “In the Moment” (2020), oil painting by Avis Charley (Spirit Lake Dakota/Diné).

Issue No. 39, Summer 2023

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  • Gutskin Sewing in Alaska
    By Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi, PhD (Alutiiq)
  • Gutskin by Glenda McKay
    By America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
  • Legacies of Black-and-White Pueblo Pottery
    By Michelle J. Lanteri, PhD
  • Barniz de Pasto: The Magic of Colombia’s Mopa Mopa
    By Madeline Sobral (Cherokee Nation)
  • Counterpublic 2023: A Mound City Triennial
    By Andrea L. Ferber, PhD

Artist Profiles

  • Avis Charley: Spirit Lake Dakota/Diné Painter and Ledger Artist
    Paul Niemi
  • Ahkima Honyumptewa: Hopi Textile Artist and Painter
    Jill Ahlberg Yohe, PhD
  • Ira Lujan: Taos/Ohkay Owingeh Glass Artist
    By Suzanne Newman Fricke, PhD
  • Melanie Yazzie: Navajo Printmaker, Painter, Sculptor, and Jeweler
    By America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
mopa mopa barniz de Pasto, Taller Granja

Detail of duotone barniz de Pasto artworks by Taller Granja with their hallmark. Photo: Óscar Granja. Image courtesy of Taller Granja.


  • Recent Developments
  • Seven Directions: Kevin Coochwytewa (Isleta Pueblo/Hopi)
  • Art+Literature:
    • Michelle Good: Cree Writer, Poet, and Lawyer
      By Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD
    • Kaylene Big Knife (Chippewa Cree)
      By America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
  • Calendar
  • Exhibition Reviews
  • Reports
  • Memorials:
      • Ron Carlos (Salt River Piipaash-Akimel O’odham, 1970–2023)
        By America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
      • Benjamin Harjo Jr. (Absentee Shawnee/Seminole, 1945–2023)
        By Kenneth Williams Jr. (Northern Arapaho/Cattaraugus Seneca)
      • Presley LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, 1956–2023)
        By Stacy Pratt, PhD (Mvskoke)
      • Michael McCabe (Diné, 1961–2023)
        By Grace Rosario Perkins (Diné/Akimel O’odham)
      • Rose Kerstetter (Oneida Nation, 1918–2023)
        Hoka Skenandore (Oneida/Oglala Lakota/Luiseño/Chicano)
      • Joe Senungetuk
        By Christopher W. Smith

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