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'Good Handed'

'Good Handed'

When she was 12, an elder gave ceramic artist Karita Coffey (Commanche) the name Tsat-Tah Mo-oh Kahn, or Good-Handed. "You could almost say it was destiny," she says. Coffey leaves the Institute of American Indian Arts to focus on her craft after 25 years of teaching.

September-October 2015
Lakota Youth Skate for Life

Lakota Youth Skate for Life

As more and more skate parks spring up in tribal communities nationwide, youth like 15-year-old Emily Earring (Lakota) say skateboarding has become their shield as they navigate the rough terrain of what it is to be a Native teenager.

September-October 2015
Tribal Sustainability Movements

Tribal Sustainability Movements

Two Indigenous women - Karen Ducheneaux (Lakota) from a reservation in South Dakota and Monycka Snowbird (Ojibwe) from urban Colorado Springs - are leading sustainability movements in their communities.

September-October 2015
Sneak Peek: SFIM Native Haute Couture Fashion

Sneak Peek: SFIM Native Haute Couture Fashion

July-August 2015
Fashion Forward: True to Native Form

Fashion Forward: True to Native Form

Two designers redefine fashion by Native Americans in the 21st century with inventiveness and unparalleled craft in the traditional art form of beading.

July-August 2015
Endangered Art

Endangered Art

A metallic green beetle takes a toll on forests and Native artistry. While Maine’s black ash trees remain untouched for now, renowned basketry artist Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy) says he’s counting down the days until the beetle is at his door.

July-August 2015
 ‘Artwork Saved My Family’

‘Artwork Saved My Family’

Monty Claw, artist and winner of Native Peoples’ SFIM Creativity Award, persists despite setbacks.

July-August 2015
Naranjos: Survival, Resistance & Beauty

Naranjos: Survival, Resistance & Beauty

One of the great artist families of North America have a storied past in pottery and a continued dynamic presence in the art world, especially in the Southwest.

July-August 2015
World of Norma Howard

World of Norma Howard

The exacting brush strokes of the Choctaw/Chickasaw artist's paintings mimic the weaves of a traditional Southeastern-style Native American basket. Choctaw people leading ordinary lives are always her theme.

July-August 2015
Ken Williams, Shan Goshorn and Susan Folwell: What Sets These 3 Groundbreaking Artists Apart

Ken Williams, Shan Goshorn and Susan Folwell: What Sets These 3 Groundbreaking Artists Apart

A beadwork artist, potter and basketry mastermind discuss developing their styles and pushing the limits of their work. All three will show March 7 and 8 at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix.

January-February 2015