The artists and culture bearers AMRA highlights practice the mindset that art is embedded throughout our culture. We do not separate art from our daily lives. Through themes directly affecting the Native American community such as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis, blood quantum, identity, climate justice and Native truth-telling, the artwork reflected through AMRA’s programming and featured artists amplify that there is power in art narrative. Our artists work in a variety of mediums from painting, sculpture, digital, performance, literary, and installations. Many of our artists work in traditional Native media such as beading and regalia making.

Okizi (To Heal)

Courtney Leonard

Shinnecock Nation

Karen Goulet

White Earth Ojibwe

Adrienne Keene

Cherokee Nation

Cindy Hamilton

Rainy River First Nations - Treaty 3 - Canada

Delia Touché

Spirit Lake Nation

Josie Hoffman

Grand Portage Anishinaabe Direct Descendant

Kent Estey

White Earth Nation of Ojibwe

Teresa McDowell

Rainy River First Nations, Treaty #3

Gidinatiy Hartman

Deg Xit'an Athabascan

Abby Sunde

Fond du Lac Ojibwe direct descendant

Racquel Banaszak

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe

Tamara Aupaumut

Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican, Oneida, Brothertown

Frank Buffalo Hyde

Onondaga/Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)

We Are Still Here Cohort

Aiyana Kline

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Loriene Pearson

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Olivia Seone Stern

Mississippi band of Choctaw, and Carib Kalinago

Tamara Aupaumut

Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican, Oneida, Brothertown

Native Authors Program

Nicholas DeShaw

Bois Forte Ojibwe

An Garagiola

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

Emmy Her Many Horses

Sicangu/Oglala Lakota

Kyle X. Hill

Ojibwe (Turtle Mountain Band; Enrolled Citizen), Dakota (Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe), Lakota (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe)

Gillian Joseph

Ihaŋktoŋwaŋ and Mdewakaŋtoŋ Dakota

Melissa Olson

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Deanna StandingCloud

Red Lake Nation of Anishinaabe

Tara Widner

Pembina Band Ojibwe

Sarah Wheelock

Meskwaki Nation (People of the Red Earth) and bear clan


Frank Buffalo Hyde

Onondaga/Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)

Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh