The Native American people of this region have lived in harmony and respect with their natural environment.

Stories of their emergence and of their living history are handed down from one generation to the next through prayer and song. The traditional knowledge of their ancestors is the basis for how they live today and is reflected in architecture, traditions, arts and ceremony.

We are most grateful for the blessings of our Earth Mother as she provides us with all that we need to sustain our livelihood now, and into the future. As native people living in modern times, we have a responsibility to maintain balance with our natural environment and world trends. As you explore this collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, you will see memories of the past as well as the voice and creativity of modern native people.

We invite you to enjoy this celebration of cultural art.

Julia Wall

“Through my artwork, I hope to visually convey the importance of the traditional Native American practices, especially portrayed through that of women. I believe that women in particular, are the carriers of our traditions and by holding this ever so fragile, yet vital aspect of the Native American lifestyle, women become incredibly powerful beings. Through my art I hope to portray that beauty and power that naturally shines through the life of Native American women.”