Stephen Wall is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe/White Earth Reservation. He was born in Roswell, NM and was raised on and near the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in southern NM. In 2006, Stephen was appointed Department Chair for the Indigenous Liberal Studies Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. After attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and completing his BA in Anthropology, and he earned a degree in law from the Law School at the University of New Mexico. Wall has worked with the American Indian Law Center as research analyst, the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board as a community development specialist, and he has served as Behavioral Health Coordinator for the Tohono O’odham Health Department in Sells, AZ. In Mescalero, NM, he served for 11 years in the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court as the Prosecutor and Chief Judge. Wall is also an award-winning artist whose work focuses on sculpture and jewelry.