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.

Aabijijiwan Ukeyat yanalleh

Inde Wiisagendam (My Heart Hurts)

Laura Youngbird

Minnesota Chippewa, Grand Portage Band

Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine

Jade Gustafson

Whitesand First Nation

Justine Gustafson

Whitesand First Nation

Ryan Gustafson

Whitesand First Nation

Shannon Gustafson

Whitesand First Nation

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

We Are Still Here Cohort

Racquel Banaszak

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

Summer Sky Cohen

Lac du flambeau Band of Ojibwe