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Award encourages Office of Indian Policy
native arts growth
Washington State LEARN MORE
The Native Arts and LEARN MORE Department of Social and
Cultures Foundation has Health Service’s Office of For additional information,
awarded its first Mentor Artist To learn more about the Indian Policy improves go to
Fellowship to 12 artists in National Artist Fellows and the safety and health of index.shtml.
three regions of the United NACF’s work nurturing individuals, families and
States: the Pacific Northwest, the passion and power of communities by providing n We ensure the
Southwest and Upper Midwest. creative expression, go to leadership and establishing implementation of the DSHS
Awardees reside in Alaska, and participating in Administrative Policy 7.01.
Arizona, Minnesota, New For detailed information partnerships:
Mexico, Oregon, Washington about the 12 artists selected Assist communication
and Wisconsin. Beginning in for the Native Arts and Ensure access
July, each artist will mentor an Cultures Foundation’s n We strengthen working
emerging American Indian or Mentor Artist Fellowship, n We develop relationships between Indian
Alaska Native artist apprentice go to nativeartsand recommendations people, DSHS and other
for one year. in conjunction with agencies.
mentor-fellowships. Department of Social
The 2017 awardees were and Health Services n We coordinate and
selected from an open call for 2017 Mentor Fellows Administrations, the facilitate the development
applications that was issued Secretary’s Indian Policy of regional resources for
last October to American CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS Advisory Committee, Tribal the provision of technical
Indian and Alaska Native Nicholas Galanin, Tlingit/ governments and Indian assistance and training to
artists. Applications were organizations to improve each region.
reviewed from more than 100 Unangax, multi-disciplinary, service delivery to Indian
submissions by a panel of art Alaska people. n We facilitate
peers and professionals. consultation and provide
Jackson Polys, Tlingit, n We ensure direct and information to Indian tribal
In accordance with carving, Alaska timely access for tribal governments, off-reservation
fellowship guidelines, the participation in the planning and Alaskan Natives to
awardees are accomplished Cara Romero, and development of service keep them advised of
native artists of 10 years or Chemehuevi, photography, delivery. departmental matters.
more in traditional arts or New Mexico
contemporary visual arts. Advocate How we can help
They have resided in their Dyani White Hawk,
respective states for at least Sicangu Lakota, mixed media, n We advocate for n Food, cash, medical
five years and are enrolled in Minnesota culturally relevant delivery of n Housing assistance
an American Indian tribe or TRADITIONAL ARTS services to Indian tribes and n Children
Alaska Native corporation. communities. n Child support
Lani Hotch, Chilkat Indian n Youth services
“The goal of the Mentor Village, weaving, Alaska n We evaluate policy to n Adult care
Fellowship is to improve ensure compliance with n Mental health and
creative development, Royce Manuel, Auk-Mierl treaties, federal law and addiction services
artistic rigor and perpetuate Aw-Thum, fiber art, Arizona tribal/state agreements. n Disability support
intergenerational cultural
and traditional knowledge,” Delbert “Smutcoom” n We monitor and
says NACF Director of Miller, Skokomish, carving, evaluate DSHS services to
Programs Francene Blythe, Washington Indian tribes/communities.
Eastern Band Cherokee. “This TahNibaa Naataanii, Diné, TRIBAL POLICE
fellowship will foster the weaving, New Mexico
continued growth of Native CRIME TIP LINE
artist mentors and apprentices Wayne “Minogiizhig”
and empower them to play Valliere, Lac du Flambeau Anonymous calls are welcome at 888-646-7407. For
an integral role in their Lake Superior Band of non-emergency calls, dial 360-273-7051. This line is
communities.” Chippewa Indians, birch bark not monitored regularly.
canoe making, Wisconsin
Fellowship includes training Delina White, Minnesota
and requires a joint mentor/ Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Would you like to be a mentor to our people? Become
apprentice art project at Band of Ojibwe, regalia/ a Tribal Police Explorer! Contact Mike McNair or Jake
the completion of the one- apparel, accessory making, Dickerson at 360-273-7051. Stop by the Chehalis
year fellowship period. The Minnesota Tribal Law Enforcement Department at 30 Niederman
fellowship includes a monetary Road in Oakville to fill out an application.
award of $30,000 per artist for Laura Wong-Whitebear,
a total of $360,000 awarded in Colville/Sinixt, basket
fellowships. weaving, Washington

Shirod Younker, Coquille/
Coos, multi-disciplinary,
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