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Slavery, Silver And The U.S. War Against The Navajo Nation

By Jared Powers

Excerpt From:         The Blacksmith’s Shop   “The chief quartermaster will direct that a set of blacksmith tools complete, and some iron, be sent to Fort Sumner for the use of the Navajos. Tell them to go to work at once and make adobes to build the shop. You select the site […]

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Indian Market Throughout The Years

By Jared Powers

Honoring Tradition With Joann and Bob Balzer   As Indian Market celebrates its centennial anniversary, this video captures so much of the wonderful aspects of the Indian Market throughout the years, as seen through the eyes of JoAnn and Bob Balzer. It captures not just JoAnn and Bob’s experiences of 50 STRAIGHT Indian Markets, but […]

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SWAIA Announces Centennial Fashion Designers

By Audrey Rubinstein

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the non-profit organization that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, is pleased to announce SWAIA’s Centennial Indigenous Fashion Show designers. The 2022 fashion programming is expanding over two days, showcasing two full fashion shows with the first premiering on Saturday, August 20, at […]

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National Geographic

February Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

  How turquoise became synonymous with New Mexico   Sacred to Indigenous people, beloved by collectors, one blue-green stone has huge cultural cachet in the “Land of Enchantment.” by Jennifer Barger —LINK   “The natural rock is more connected to mother earth, with no middleman,” says Muskett. “The stone’s softness can affect how I cut […]

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January 2022 Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

Website Gives Santa Fe high marks for art scene by Teya Vitu —LINK “I think it plays an important role in bringing people here and reminding people who have been here what an amazing destination Santa Fe is,” he said. Art is Santa Fe’s major virtual player with online sales, though the pandemic has brought […]

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December 2021 Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

    (Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month) The Enduring Power Of Turquoise Jewelry In Native American Cultures And what it means today. by BY HILARY GEORGE-PARKIN —LINK ” “We hoard our turquoise because it’s our way of life,” says Puebloan jewelry artist Rey Pacheco, who works alongside her husband Farrell. “Some people invest in stocks; our stocks are […]

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By Audrey Rubinstein

Santa Fe Indian Market Centennial   SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the non-profit that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, is pleased to announce planning is underway for the Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market. Santa Fe Indian Market 2022 will be held on Saturday, […]

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November 2021 Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

Good Old Fashioned American Craftsmanship, The Pasatiempo by Jennifer Levin “Shipping delays are on the horizon for the holiday season, so “shop local” may just be the gift-giving mantra for 2021. The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) brings back its in-person Winter Indian Market in time to select some fine art and handmade goods […]

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Winter Indian Market Returns to La Fonda Hotel in Downtown Santa Fe

By Audrey Rubinstein

  Winter Indian Market Returns to La Fonda Hotel in Downtown Santa Fe Holiday shopping direct from Indigenous Artists   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 25, 2021; Santa Fe, N.M.— The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is pleased to announce the dates of this year’s Winter Indian Market. The weekend shopping event will commence on Saturday, November […]

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SWAIA Announces New Board Appointments

By Audrey Rubinstein

SWAIA Announces New Board Appointments In Advance of Centennial Year L. Stephine Poston elected Chair – SWAIA Board of Directors NEWS PROVIDED BY Southwestern Association for Indian Arts  Oct 14, 2021, 06:45 ET SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its newly elected executive committee […]

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