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Two Diné SWAIA Youth Fellows to exhibit artwork at Indian Market

Santa Fe Indian Market is full of Native artists who’ve been perfecting their crafts for years, but there are also those young up-and-coming artists excited to be noticed.


‘Dead Pawn Skateboards’ resurrects Navajo tradition for some youth

Usually when you hear the term “dead pawn,” it means you’ve lost something forever, but in this case it means you’re getting something new.


‘A unique spin’

Eat a Helicopter flies on with apocalyptic music


Youth get their rezzy sneaker groove on

Why have plain white sneakers when you could have an image of Shiprock or the Navajo Nation seal on them?


Diné artist’s work vibrates through hotels

At hotels, we are often greeted by the same boring artwork, but Navajo artist Randy L. Barton got to change that for two hotels in New Mexico.


Five gearing up for Miss Navajo pageant

Miss Navajo Nation is the most coveted title on Navajo. It can also be considered one of the toughest to attain.

Arts Life

Steamboat Artisan Project hosts workshop

Rather than reading a book to learn about art, several community members came out to the Steamboat Chapter House last week to listen to
various art lectures from local artists.


Sticking with tradition

Children learn old-timey Navajo game


Navajo sushi chef blossoms in Boston

A passion that started in New Mexico led Navajo sushi chef Melissa Chavez-Min, 32, to the East Coast, where she now runs a sushi franchise.


Two Navajo artists named SWAIA residency fellows

With the scuffles of life, it could be challenging for an artist to be able to spend weeks on end working on nothing but their art.