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    November 2 2013 Matika Wilbur Swinomish Tulalip Matika Wilbur is a member of the Tulalip Tribe She was raised on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in Washington State graduated from La Conner high school studied photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana and the Brooks Institute of Photography in California She has exhibited extensively in region national and international venues such as the Royal British Columbia Museum of Fine Arts the Nantes Museum of Fine Arts in France the Seattle Art Museum the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound Wilbur s work contends with how Native peoples shape a sense of identity in the face of cultural dualities how a hybrid sense of identity that honors one s cultural heritage and connects to contemporary pop culture I constantly question how do I as a young Tribal person fit into society A society of capitalism materialism and stimulus packages yet at the same time honor the ways of my ancestors Wilbur s honest emotionally complex photographs provide a means of reconciling reckoning and continually revisiting this question Her work is currently on display at the pun c tuation

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    this piece of art We are unsure if this is the young man s spiritual name or if this particular piece of art is about introspection and awakening the spirit Looks Within was presented to Red Lodge Transition Services on August 4 th 2012 at the 38 th Lakota Club Pow Wow behind the Iron Doors of the Oregon State Penitentiary O S P The oldest penitentiary in the state of Oregon O S P is fondly referred to as the Big House or the Big Dog by folks familiar with prisons The Lakota Club is one of the oldest Activities Clubs functioning behind the massive grey walls that surround this historic correctional facility a fully functioning city that houses almost 3 000 men Red Lodge supports the Lakota Club in their efforts toward prevention of incarceration A speaking panel made up of club members with long prison sentences share their stories realities addictions and wisdom with Native youth This is not about scaring kids straight it s about helping our young people make better choices and encouraging them to grow in their spiritual and cultural practices and it s about holding ourselves accountable Speaking Panel member Proceeds from the

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    Dr Charlotte Coté 12 095 raised at our Third Silent Auction Saturday November 3 2012 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Thank you for your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2013 Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Charlotte Coté Nuu chah nulth Dr Charlotte Coté is a member of the Tseshaht First Nation which is one of the groups that make up the larger Nuu chah nulth Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada She has been living and working in Seattle since 2001 and is an Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington In 2007 she was appointed to the Potlatch Fund Board In 2010 Dr Coté published her first book Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors Revitalizing Makah and Nuu chah nulth Traditions She is currently working on her next book which will examine Indigenous food sovereignty issues Dr Coté also serves as Chair of the University of Washington s Intellectual House Advisory Committee which oversees a project to build a coastal longhouse style facility on the Seattle campus Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you

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    detail 12 095 raised at our Third Silent Auction Saturday November 3 2012 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Thank you for your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2013 Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Aurolyn Renee Stwyer Na k ishayat Warm Springs Wasco Tribe As a native artist and scholar it is my goal to communicate through the means of artistry the time honored intelligence of our Ancestors We have come to understand that art is one of the many tools that sustain our way of life It is my goal to bring about a recognizable brand for our unique Plateau artistry My inspiration comes from my grandmother the late Sadie Brown who was a beadworker She created our family symbol for our traditional regalia which is the wild rose She taught me the meaning of the designs in our regalia My current beadwork projects are creating Chieftain regalia for a Yakama chief a buckskin vest for a world champion wild horse racer and traditional regalia for my girl Kayla Artist Statement Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you a Native artist or Native author

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    Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Marvin Oliver Quinault Isleta Pueblo This print 100 Canoes was made to commemorate the milestone participation in the 2012 Canoe Journey Paddle to Squaxin The print was introduced during the Oliver family s protocol at Squaxin Island Photo courtesy Marylin Bard Marvin Oliver is one of the Northwest Coast s foremost contemporary sculptors and printmakers who has made strides in the art world for the development and recognition of Native American Contemporary Fine Art Oliver s career spans over 40 years and he has worked in a variety of media including cedar bronze steel and glass The latest period of his work has been characterized by mixed media pieces such as his blown glass Salish Basket and Spirit Board series with etched photographs and bronze ravens He has also become renowned for the grand size of his sculptures such as the 26 foot long suspended steel and glass piece Mystical Journey at the Seattle Children s hospital Oliver s monumental public works have been installed throughout the state of Washington and the United States Canada Japan and Italy Oliver is Professor of American Indian Studies and Art

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    S S R C I 12 095 raised at our Third Silent Auction Saturday November 3 2012 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Thank you for your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2013 Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 S R C I Children are our future and they learn by mirroring the world around them This little girl of the Far North is learning her culture by participating in various activities and ceremonies Children are considered a sacred gift from the Creator Young ones are always included in Native cultural events and many are included in ceremonial practices It is not unusual to see small Native children sleeping soundly during Pow Wows and Ceremonies as the drumming and singing continue throughout the night Proceeds from the sale of Friends of Red Lodge cards prints and calendars are used to purchase and support the Red Lodge Transition Services Native American Women s Transition House in Portland OR For more information on Red Lodge or to view our catalog visit our website Friends of Red Lodge supports environmental friendly practices Recycled paper used to create this card Envelopes

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    The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Joe wahalatsu Seymour Jr Squaxin Island Acoma Joe wahalatsu Seymour Jr is the son of Joe Sr and Faye Seymour Joe was born in Albuquerque NM He was formally trained as a commercial diver at the Diver s Institute of Technology in Seattle WA in 2002 Joe s ancestral name wahalatsu was given to him by his family in 2003 wahalatsu was the name of my great grandfather William Bagley Joe started his artistic career by carving his first paddle for the 2003 Tribal Journey to Tulalip Also in 2003 he carved his first bentwood box After the Tulalip journey he then learned how to stretch and make drums Joe participated in the international gathering of Indigenous Artists PIKO 2007 in Hawai i He also participated in the Te Tihi 4 th Gathering of Indigenous Visual Artists in Rotorua New Zealand in 2010 In my career I ve worked with glass photography Salish wool waving prints wood and rawhide drums I ve been very fortunate to have a community of artists that I m able to work with and that are very supportive of my career If it were not for their caring and

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    WA Thank you for your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2013 Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Marlene Simla Yakama Spearfish This is an ancient fishery down on the Columbia Rriver near the little town of Wishram Washington This is an area of rocky chutes with big eddies a spiritual wonderous place 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

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