Fellowships 2025

I grew up watching and learning the art of beading, sewing and moccasin making from my mother and grandmother.  I began learning at a very young age as my mother was a teacher herself.  I have been beading for over 60 years and I am still learning.  My passion for beading has been my family, my children, grandchildren and my great grandchildren.  I have done several fully beaded outfits and about 18 cradle boards and 5 fully beaded vests.  The art of corn husk weaving came later in my life.  Cornhusk weaving is becoming a lost art, I along with a few other ladies were able to learn in the last few years.  I have been able to complete corn husk bag, a corn husk belt and two corn husk basket hats all of which my granddaughter wear as part of their dance regalia.  I have made numerous corn husk baskets, necklaces and bracelets that I have given away or sold from my table.  I have a passion for making traditional art and my passion has also given me an avenue to teach, I have taught so many over the course of my 50 + years.   I feel a sense of accomplishment when I know that I have passed on my tradition.  Thru this fellowship I hope to see women learn the artwork of our people and to see them in return teach the traditional knowledge with their families others in the community.