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        Indigenous Artists To Follow Now

        Indigenous Peoples’ Day is all about honoring the history and culture of Native American peoples. Whether you are planning a lesson for your little or just want to be inspired, here are a few Indigenous artists, photographers, curators and designers sure to educate, entertain and enlighten.

        Leah Rose

        A member of the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Tribe in what is now known as Baraga, Michigan, Leah Rose is an artist and photographer who returned to her tribal homelands in 2015 and turned her lens toward family and community. Her evocative images are inspired by Indigenous people, their stories and the Land. @leahrosephoto
        Leah Rose with her daughter in matching dresses in the desertLeah Rose with her daughter in matching dresses in the desert

        Jaclyn Roessel

        Born and raised on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona, Jaclyn Roessel has dedicated her career to harnessing the power of cultural learning to build stronger communities. She is the president of Grownup Navajo, which is dedicated to sharing Native American culture & teachings through a modern lens, and works with museums and non-profits to highlight Indigenous perspectives. @jacroessel
        Jaclyn Roessel in yellow top and long beaded earingsJaclyn Roessel in yellow top and long beaded earings

        Wendy Red Star

        Virtual artist Wendy Red Star was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. She recently guest edited a special issue of Aperture called “Native America,” which focused on photography and Indigenous lives. Inspired by her cultural heritage, her own work takes many forms from photography and sculpture, to video and performance. @wendyredstar
        Wendy Red Star with her daughter in coordinating outfitsWendy Red Star with her daughter in coordinating outfits

        Matika Wilbur

        In 2012, visual storyteller Matika Wilbur of the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples set out to change the way we see Native America. Her documentary Project 562 has taken her to hundreds of tribal communities, where she has wielded her lens to dispel stereotypes and show the diversity and richness of Indian Country. @project_562
        Matika Wilbur holding her daughter along a roadsideMatika Wilbur holding her daughter along a roadside

        Erica Moore

        Erica Moore is a graphic designer, photographer, artist and digital illustrator. Her work was recently featured in “Re/Convening: Native Arts of Oklahoma” at ahha Tulsa. @ericaprettyeagle
        Erica Moore in a shirt that reads "Indigenous"Erica Moore in a shirt that reads "Indigenous"