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    7 00PM Saturday November 1 2014 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Pre and post dinner networking receptions Native art silent auction Dinner celebrating traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Robert Upham Robert Upham a k a Harlem Indian is a mixed blood American Indian from the Gros Ventre Assiniboine Dakota Salish Pend Oreille and Adopted Blackfeet and Lakota He grew up on the fort Belknap Indian Reservation near the town of Harlem Montana In 1994 upon the advice of his Uncle Floyd Red Crow Westerman Robert walked across the United States with Dennis Banks co founder of the American Indian Movement The walk was called the Walk for Justice and the purpose was to raise awareness of Leonard Peltier s imprisonment and the various issues across Indian Country Robert is an artist in the tradition of the Winter Count His mediums are Acrylic Pen Pencil and VIDEO For the last 9 years he has used video to educate the public on the American Indian Cause He is presently Director of the Blue Pony Youth Program Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you a Native artist or Native author Do you

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    I am of the Tangle People clan born for the Many Hogans clan My maternal grandfathers clan is Bitterwater and my Paternal grandfather is Red Running into Water clan I am originally from Littlewater NM but I live in Shiprock NM I am a Dine Navajo from the Navajo Nation The Navajo Dye Chart is a representation of the natural Navajo native plants that are used as dyes to bring out the natural colors of the wools that that create the colors of the Navajo Rugs The chart that I make is a representation for all the ways our Navajo Rug weavers used the Native plants as dyes in the past from our ancestors Through this process its also a teaching and tool for younger generations to learn the process as well as respecting the uses of chi l plants as they are used as dyes and medicines within our Navajo Culture And this teaching is one I share with my daughters who are actively sharing these ways with the communities and around them I always mentioned that this teaching is not one to own for ones self because plants belong to the earth and to share it for healing

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    peoples to create innovative images executed with extraordinary craftsmanship He took the top prize at Portland s first annual Indian Art Northwest market in 1998 He has won the Best of Show award at the 2008 Autry Museum Intertribal Art Market in L A with a glass and bronze totem called Endangered Most recently Ed and his wife Jhane Myers NoiseCat won the Best of Show award at the 52nd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Market with a collaborative piece entitled Coyote as Champion In the mid 90 s He won a major Midwest public art commission with a four foot high portrait mask honoring Little Crow one of the region s great chiefs NoiseCat grew up in British Columbia s remote mountainous interior with his mother s people the Canim Lake Band of Shuswap Indians He draws inspiration from his mother s plateau culture and from his father s people the Stlitlimx closer to the coast NoiseCat graduated from the prestigious Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver B C where he studied printmaking In 1986 he moved to New York to work as a fine art lithographer at print shops including world renowned Tyler Graphics Ed

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    John Edward Smith Skokomish John Edward Smith known as a master weaver carver and canoe maker has a unique style of Salish Art He works with members of his community to pass on the traditional knowledge of his ancestors John is a descendant of Henry Allen one of Skokomish s last canoe carvers of the previous century Raised on both the Skokomish and Makah Indian Reservations and was mentored by several elders and artists At nine John carved his first canoe a foot long replica under the guidance of his teacher Greg Colfax Makah Many pivotal moments in canoe culture revitalization occurred as a part of John s pursuit of Traditional Arts In 2003 The first full sized canoe carved by John and Eddie Greene was the first to leave the Hood Canal in over a century John said I found a part of myself that was always there but never yet exposed before Re established the first canoe wedding to take place in over 200 years in the Tuwaduq area to Jackie Miller Honor of skippering on a Makah canoe the Hummingbird which was used in the 1999 Makah whale hunt Collaboration with Maori master canoe carver Takirirangi Smith to carve the first Maori waka canoe named Rongo Mai Tawhiti Great Peace Traveling from Afar in North America through a residency program at The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education and Cultural Center They lashed together the waka on the 2009 Canoe Journey to Suquamish Built Canoe Journey founder and Elder Emmet Oliver s family canoe Emmet Oliver s dream to see over 100 canoes on the water was realized at the 2012 Canoe Journey to Squaxin Island In 2012 John and Takirirangi skippered an international canoe family of Maori Skokomish and Anishinaabe canoe families on the Canoe Journey to

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    Dana Arviso John Edward Smith John Edward Smith known as a master weaver carver and canoe maker has a unique style of Salish Art He works with members of his community to pass on the traditional knowledge of his ancestors John is a descendant of Henry Allen one of Skokomish s last canoe carvers of the previous century Raised on both the Skokomish and Makah Indian Reservations and was mentored by several elders and artists At nine John carved his first canoe a foot long replica under the guidance of his teacher Greg Colfax Makah Many pivotal moments in canoe culture revitalization occurred as a part of John s pursuit of Traditional Arts In 2003 The first full sized canoe carved by John and Eddie Greene was the first to leave the Hood Canal in over a century John said I found a part of myself that was always there but never yet exposed before Re established the first canoe wedding to take place in over 200 years in the Tuwaduq area to Jackie Miller Honor of skippering on a Makah canoe the Hummingbird which was used in the 1999 Makah whale hunt Collaboration with Maori master canoe carver Takirirangi Smith to carve the first Maori waka canoe named Rongo Mai Tawhiti Great Peace Traveling from Afar in North America through a residency program at The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education and Cultural Center They lashed together the waka on the 2009 Canoe Journey to Suquamish Built Canoe Journey founder and Elder Emmet Oliver s family canoe Emmet Oliver s dream to see over 100 canoes on the water was realized at the 2012 Canoe Journey to Squaxin Island In 2012 John and Takirirangi skippered an international canoe family of Maori Skokomish and Anishinaabe canoe families on the Canoe Journey

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    Art Grant Cycle SOLD OUT 12th Annual Gala 7 00PM Saturday November 1 2014 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Pre and post dinner networking receptions Native art silent auction Dinner celebrating traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Marlene Simla Yakama As an artist Marlene began painting at an early age While attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe she was tutored by Allen Houser He encouraged her to pursue painting and the fine arts She paints with brilliant colors and is re writing and illustrating Native American legends for a series of children s picture books Additionally she paints landscapes horses and Native Americans attending to traditional affairs Marlene has earned numerous blue ribbons from the annual Speelyi Trade Fair and the Central Washington State Fair at Yakima She received the 2010 Enduring Spirit Award at the Native Women s Leadership Forum the 2011 Washington State Indian Education Association s Elder of the Year and the 2010 Potlatch Fund Leadership Award She recently completed a 12 month One Man Art Show hosted by the Yakama Nation Cultural Museum Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you a Native

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    00PM Saturday November 1 2014 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Pre and post dinner networking receptions Native art silent auction Dinner celebrating traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Sondra Simone Segundo Haida Although I was raised in the urban setting of Seattle my grandparents are full blood Haida from SE Alaska and kept our culture alive by teaching and singing the songs with us speaking the language fluently eating traditional foods honoring the art form visiting our tribal lands and keeping us close to our NW Coast Native family and community Today I help to preserve my culture in many ways I use my traditional Haida designs to hand paint on contemporary shoes and clothing My family and I make traditional regalia button blankets hats woven from cedar bark moccasins dresses tunics aprons jewelry carvings and drums to wear in performances for our dance group The Haida Heritage Foundation in which I am current drum and dance leader I also write and illustrate children s picture books art instruction books in which I use as teaching tools in presentations and art classes Artist Website Statement Back to the Silent Auction Page

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    Auction will help support the 2015 Native Art Grant Cycle SOLD OUT 12th Annual Gala 7 00PM Saturday November 1 2014 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Pre and post dinner networking receptions Native art silent auction Dinner celebrating traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Fox Anthony Spears Karuk An enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe of California Fox was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest He recently earned a Design BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the Institute of American Indian Arts In 2009 he was selected as the first Emerging College Artist by the Smithsonian s National Museum of the American Indian and he has also received grants and awards from a variety of organizations including the National Native Creative Development Program at the Evergreen Longhouse Potlatch Fund and Worldstudio American Institute of Graphic Arts Many of his prints and drawings are inspired by the geometric patterns found in Karuk basketry Artist s Website Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you a Native artist or Native author Do you own a Native business If so and you would

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