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Native American Websites»

…s containing primary and secondary documents related to over 4,200 Native artists. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT American Indian Health Designed to bring together health and medical resources focused on the American Indian population. Bureau of Indian Affairs Currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Bureau of Indian Education News, announcements, pr…

Institute of American Indian Arts Archives Acquires Lloyd H. New Papers»

Contact: Ryan Flahive, 505.424.5743 (ph) rflahive@iaia.edu The archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is proud to announce the acquisition of the Lloyd H. New Papers. New’s widow, Aysen New of Santa Fe, New Mexico, generously donated the collection to IAIA on November 12, 2010. Lloyd H. New, known professionally as Lloyd “Kiva” New, was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1961 as the first art director of IAIA and held the…

Invisible Forces of Change: United States Indian Policy and American Indian Art»

…e United States have been largely ignored in the fields of Native Art History and Native Art Criticism. American Indian life in the United States has been subject to innumerable treaties, policies, laws, and regulations that exist in the realm of Federal, state and tribal governance. Over the last 225 years, Indian people have had to adjust their culture, world-view and expression to varying and often contradictory laws and policies. During this…

Peter B. Jones»

…Western-devised paraphernalia (dollar bills, treaty), alluding to the dichotomy/deception of traditional custom. Indian with Baggage (2002) arises from Jones’s strong-minded, dry, honest, and humorous social critique on Indian life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The stirring traditional-style effigy pot 9-11 (2002) articulates a universal moment of seizure and contemplation that allows Jones to insert an Iroquoian worldview within t…

Georgianna Ignace»

Georgianna Ignace was born and raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation and successfully became a graduate from Marquette University. Since the early 1970s Mrs. Ignace has volunteered and dedicated her time to serving on numerous committees and boards of Indian organizations. Her experience has ranged from being a Charter member of the Milwaukee Indian Health Board from 1972-1984 to being tribally active in the reversal of the Termination Act…

Tom Jones»

…the Fur Trade Era from 1760 to 1840. Through these projects, Jones reveals “the American tendency to appropriate Indian dress and act out Indian roles” inspired mostly by Hollywood movies or Wild West shows.[3] A focal point and strength intrinsic to Jones’s artistic practice is the Ho-Chunk nation to which he belongs. He states, “first and foremost, I am mindful of my responsibility to the tribe to help carry on a sense of pride about who and wh…

Judith Lowry»

…history. The official narratives that Lowry’s paintings subvert are the Euro-American narrative of the vanishing Indian, and the depiction of the modern Indian as a traumatized remnant of a once proud people. On the surface, a narrative that includes several generations of cultural intermarriage could be read as a story of assimilation. However, her representation of these relationships in her paintings complicates matters.  Lowry’s painting The…

Links & Resources»

…rge number of Native American and other national organizations.  These include but are not limited to: American Indian Higher Education Consortium:  http://www.aihec.org/ American Indian/Indigenous Education (Northern Arizona University): http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/AIE/index.html First Nations Development Institute: http://www.firstnations.org/default2.asp?id=69 Indian Country Today: http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/ Indian Pueblo Cultural Cen…

Richard Ray Whitman»

…redits, impressive exhibition history (including Continuum 12 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 2004 and La Biennale di Venezia in 2001) and critical acclaim are evidence of his leadership and centrality to the field. Whitman’s 1970’s – 1980’s photographic series, Street Chiefs, documents homeless urban Native people in Oklahoma. The 1952 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Employment Assistance Program urge…

Frank Buffalo Hyde»

…he layers text, bold color shapes, visible brush strokes, and paradoxical references to dismantle stereotypes of Indian art and the American Indian experience. For example, in Where Do Warriors Come From? (2007), he presents a portrait of a female with flowers and a pistol, and in another, Hearts and Culture #2 (2009), a topless woman lounging between an ice cream cone and a buffalo.  The end result is thoughtful and iconographically complex. In…