Cady Shaw

Cady Shaw—Community Voice Cady Shaw is a historian and museum professional whose work has won several awards, both local to Oklahoma, as well as nationally. Exhibits she has curated have been displayed at the Municipal Library at Versailles in Paris, France; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; the Choctaw Cultural Center; …

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Susan Feller

Susan Feller—Community Connector Susan Feller is the founding President/CEO of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums where she directs its national professional development programs, special projects, and advocacy efforts. Susan serves on numerous national committees and commissions and advises government agencies and Congressional members on matters relating to indigenous cultural institutions. Susan’s current …

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Marién Torres

Marién Torres—Community Voice The practice and deepening of cultural expressions serve as a tool for the development of healthy self-esteem, a powerful identity and the awareness that despite the fact that we are a plural, diverse, broad and complex collective, differences feed tolerance and perspective positively promoting the strengthening of the same group, of the …

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Adrianna Abarca

Adrianna Abarca—Community Voice Adrianna is the founder and Board Chair of the Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado located in Denver. She has long dreamed of creating numerous institutions where the local and statewide Latino communities are confident that their history and artistic expressions are accurately represented. Her community interests, volunteer time, and resources have …

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Sean Chandler

Sean Chandler—Community Connector Sean Chandler is an artist and enrolled member of the Aaniinen (Gros Ventre Nation). He is also the President of Aaniiih Nakoda College located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. In 2016, Dr. Chandler was appointed to the Montana Arts Council and in 2022, he was appointed to the National Assembly of …

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Ka Oskar Ly

Ka Oskar Ly—Community Voice Ka is a HMong artist and cultural producer rooted in community power. Their practice explores and manifests innovation and futures inspired by ancestral lineage with an understanding that culture is dynamic even without words for “art” and “queer” in the HMong language. For nearly two decades, they have worked at these …

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Indra Arriaga

Indra Arriaga Delgado—Community Voice Indra Arriaga Delgado is a Mexican artist, writer, and organizer living and working in Alaska. Indra’s work has shown internationally in Mexico, Germany, Oman, Bulgaria, France and Armenia. Nationally, she has exhibited in Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Camarillo, CA, New York, NY, San Antonio, TX, Miami, FL, and in various …

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Benjamin Jacuk

Benjamin Jacuk-Dolchok—Community Voice Benjamin Jacuk-Dolchok (Dena’ina Athabascan, Sugpiaq) is the Unguwat Program Manager and Indigenous Researcher at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage. Jacuk became the first Alaska Native to speak at a World Council of Churches assembly, as he did at the recent 2022 Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany speaking out against the church-run Boarding …

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Jayashree Kumar

Jayashree Kumar—Community Voice Her mother inducted Jayashree into the classical dancing art at the age of seven. She underwent a rigorous training for over 14 years in several aspects of Bharatanatyam by two eminent exponents and recipients of coveted awards in Bharatanatyam, Guru Natyacharya (which means guru of dance) Late Sri. Keshava Murthy & Kalamandalam …

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Debra Brandon

Debra Brandon—Community Voice Debra Brandon is a driven and accomplished marketing project manager, as well as the founder of brandneu.me, a dynamic marketing agency specializing in creative campaigns for clients. With a deep passion for the digital space, Debra started brandneu.me in 2019, drawing on her previous experience as a successful retail brand owner to …

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