Native American Artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, is a multidisciplinary artist and poet known best for his acrylic paintings.

Through his art, Echo-Hawk is able to merge his traditional values with his lifestyle, producing works that cover Native American topics and hip-hop culture. Echo-Hawk teaches both art and writing, conducts workshops, and speaks at conferences across the country. His work has been exhibited across the US and internationally and he was chosen as the 2012 Eiteljorg Museum

Artist in Residence. He started using gas masks in his artworks originally to raise awareness for toxic and radioactive waste sites that were popping up in Indian Country, "I wanted people to think about it, to ask questions. So, I used the image, and idea, of the gas mask" from Bunky Exho-Hawk blog. Bunky Echo-Hawk Prints Bunky Echo-Hawk Portraits

Heritage Mythologies Video Performance by Jackson 2bears 2010

Jackson 2bears is a new media, interactive installations and multimedia performance artist based in Victoria BC, Canada. A Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk), 2bears works focus on the aesthetics of indigenous identity in contemporary times and explores Native spirituality. His work has been exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada, as well as internationally at Digital Art Weeks in Zurich, Switzerland. 2bears is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria.

Minnesota born Anishinaabe/European artist Andrea Carlson is an artist whose work takes the viewer into a politically charged object-filled world focusing on cultural narratives and stories offering commentary on museums, collections, and storytelling.

Her work has gained support through various fellowships and is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis. Carlson also holds a BA from the University of Minnesota (2003) and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2005).

Through his work, Feodorov addresses contemporary issues of environment, consumerism, and spirituality. Away from his sound and video work, he is also producing art on paper and canvas, creating “hybrid mythical iconographies” that tackle issues such as environmental disaster and post-Colonial identity. Currently an Associate Professor of Art at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University, Feodorov’s art has been recognized in the publications Time and Time Again, by Lucy R. Lippard and Manifestations,

edited by Nancy Marie Mithlo, and in the PBS series Art 21: Art for the 21st Century.   Statement by Artist In 1979, the largest accidental release of radioactive material in USA history happened in Church Rock in the state of New Mexico. A tailing dam burst, sending eleven hundred tons of radioactive mill wastes and ninety million gallons of contaminated liquid pouring toward Arizona into the Rio Puerco River. Today, the Navajo communities still cannot use the water.

Daughter of a traditional storyteller and a member of the Seneca Cayuga Tribe of the Iroquis Nation, video and performance artist Amelia Winger-Bearskin uses conceptual art to create fun and funky works that challenge the status quo.

Winger Bearskin is a trained opera singer and holds a master’s degree in art from the University of Texas. Her work as

a solo performer has seen her feature at numerous international performance festivals in cities including Seoul, New York, Beijing, and Manila.