Holly Doll

A young woman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, wearing large, circular earrings, a red shirt, dark red lipstick and has long, dark hair.

Holly Doll—Community Voice

Holly Doll, Anpao Win (First Light Woman) (she/her) lives in Bismarck, North Dakota and is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. First and foremost, Holly is an artist. She specializes in traditional Lakota forms of beadwork and quillwork, which her mother started to teach her when she was just 2 years old. Holly grounds herself with cultural values passed down by her family and applies them to any artistic, cultural, and community work she does.

In addition to being an artist, Holly works with Arts Midwest as the Equity Grantmaking Program Manager and with the Department of Public Transformation as the Ignite Rural Program Director. She also is the founder and president of Native Artists United, a Native American artist cooperative and works in collaboration with the Waterers, a collective of radical grantmakers. She proudly wears these many hats and thoughtfully works to intersect the varying degrees of community and artistic support.

When Holly isn’t working, you can find her supporting small businesses, playing Dungeons and Dragons, reading birth charts, or playing video games.