Best of Show Winner Rhonda Holy Bear Bear (Cheyenne River Sioux) and her winning Doll, “Lakota Honor- Sees the Horses Woman.” photo©Tira Howard for SWAIA/ Santa Fe Indian Market

The 99th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market Announces Best of Show Winners

Santa Fe Indian Market is pleased to announce this year’s Best of Show, Best of Class and Special Award winners in a variety of classifications. For 99 years, Santa Fe Indian Market, the world’s largest and most prestigious Native American art market, has awarded Best of Show winners to the nation’s most exceptional artists in …

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International Partnership Unites Indigenous Fashion Leaders

International Partnership Unites North American Indigenous Fashion Leaders

  International Partnership Unites North American Indigenous Fashion Leaders   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Fe, NM; June 17, 2021: SWAIA Fashion, the highly acclaimed and largest Native North American fashion show which takes place annually during Santa Fe Indian Market, is proud to announce a partnership between SWAIA Indigenous Fashion, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO), …

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SWAIA Artist Spotlight: Eugene Tapahe Art Heals, The Jingle Dress Project

    Eugene Tapahe Watch: Art Heals, The Jingle Dress Project   ART HEALS: THE JINGLE DRESS PROJECT Our project originated from a dream to unite the beauty of the land and the healing power of the jingle dance during these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The origin of the jingle dance to …

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Kim Peone | Executive Director of SWAIA

Wake Up Call’s MK Mendoza speaks with Executive Director, Kim Peone

Indigenous Resilience Transforms Into Success and Poetic Justice at Virtual Santa Fe Indian Market By MK MENDOZA • OCT 22, 2020 Wake Up Call’s MK Mendoza speaks with Executive Director of SWAIA, Kim Peone about the success experienced at this year’s virtual Santa Fe Indian Market, now placing it in the lead as a model for helping artists …

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Education & History: KCET Gathering Medicine

Indigenous peoples in California relied on traditional gathering to provide for all of their food and medicinal needs. California’s landscapes produce hundreds of indigenous plant species that have been used thousands of years prior to European contact. And many of these plants and their preparations as medicine informed modern pharmacopeia, most notably aspirin, which is …

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Eating Well: Indigenous Food Harvesting Techniques Help Preserve the Land for Future Generations

 Ancestral Guard is an indigenous organizing network teaching traditional hunting, gathering and preparation of local foods. Their hope is that the indigenous tribes will build networks that revolve around the land and its resources to help heal the land and preserve some traditional ways of life for tribes in northern California. From sustainably harvesting mussels …

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