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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

By Rachel Pinkin

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

By Rachel Pinkin

  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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Yuxweluptun: Man of Masks by Dana Claxton

By Megan Ward

CLICK TO WATICH YUXWELUPTUN: MAN OF MASKS By Dana Claxton This short documentary serves as a portrait of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, one of Canada’s most important painters. We meet him at the Bisley Rifle Range in Surrey, England, where he’s literally shooting the Indian Act in a performance piece called “An Indian Shooting the Indian […]

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CIBOLA: Seven Cities of Gold

By Megan Ward

  WATCH CIBOLA: SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD A film by Jamison Chas Banks 1864- NEW MEXICO TERRITORY: While the Civil War rages in the east, a Confederate renegade embarks on a mythic trail of stolen Union gold. Rival bounty hunters vie to claim the riches and the Red Rebel’s scalp. There is no law here, […]

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

By Megan Ward

    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

By Megan Ward

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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Chef Spotlight: Tiffany Deer

By Megan Ward

CHEF TIFFANY DEER Tiffany Wahsontiiostha Deer is a professional chef with a love of food and flavor, and a passion for cooking healthy and easy to prepare meals at home. “In my mind, there are two separate baskets of Native food, or Mohawk food. One basket would be filled with our traditional food, which to […]

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Native Eatery Spotlight: Indigikitchen

By Megan Ward

INDIGIKITCHEN Indigikitchen, a portmanteau of Indigenous, digital, and kitchen, is an online cooking show dedicated to re-indigenizing our diets using digital media. Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food on their own reservations. Beyond that, it strengthens the ties to our cultures and […]

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Education & History: KCET Gathering Medicine

By Megan Ward

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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