North American, Sami, Culture, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), American (US), Alaska Native, Indigenous, Haida, Lingít / Tlingit, Yup'ik
Professor of Alaska Native Languages and multimedia artist.
North American, Culture, American (US), American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), Alaska Native, Black, Sugpiaq / Alutiiq
Sugpiaq/Black Two Spirit interdisciplinary artist.
North American, Culture, W̱SÁNEĆ / Saanich, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), First Nations, Native American
Native American Flutist & Storyteller
North American, Culture, American (US), American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), Indigenous, Native American
Living in a traditional life, in a contemporary culture.
North American, Pikunii / Blackfeet, Culture, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), American (US), Indigenous, Two Spirit, Native American
Hiram is a Native family/community advocate, cultural knowledge-keeper, educator, and artist with over 25 years of experience in the realm of Native family/community advocacy, Native youth/children advocacy and development rooted in traditional and cultural approaches, marginalized populations advocacy, Native arts and culture advocacy, community-centered leadership, culturally-rooted community engagement, and policy development support. A highly regarded and celebrated GLBT and Two-Spirit advocate across communities throughout the Northwest, Hiram Calf Looking is the founder of House of Star – a Northwest-based drag family with a mission of raising awareness for drag queens of color and promoting AIDS advocacy and awareness across communities of color. Hiram is also deeply invested in mentorship of new Native American drag queens and drag queens of color, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. A passionate community organizer, with a broad base of expertise, Hiram Calf Looking currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission, Co-Chair of the Northwest Two-Spirit Society, serves on the Board of the Montana Two-Spirit Society, and is an active delegate/member of the International Council of Two-Spirit Society, and the Blackfeet Nation Northwest Delegation. Hiram Calf Looking currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Micronesian, Culture, Chamoru, Oceania, Pasifika
Guahu si Gillian Dueñas and I tell my stories through visual art. By painting, weaving, carving, and jewelry making, I explore my identity as a mixed-race Indigenous Pacific Islander woman born and raised in the diaspora. My art is an act of reclamation, decolonization, and healing. I take inspiration from traditional motifs, legends, and jewelry and reimagine them in a modern context. Overall, I use my art to amplify my stories as well as the stories of my community.
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is a new arts and heritage program set up to survey, study, and support cultural traditions, tradition bearers, and traditional communities throughout Washington State.
Kin Theory is a global Indigenous media makers database creating media connections that support narrative sovereignty.