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Bears Ears Opinion piece from two Native American Tribal Leaders

In an opinion piece from The Mercury News, the leaders of two Native American Tribes in California speak about the removal of protections for Bears Ears and other national monuments...

From the article:

Bears Ears was the first national monument protected at the request of tribes and is collectively managed by a commission of tribal members.
By eliminating protections for this sacred national monument, the president is saying that there’s nothing worth protecting in these lands. This is an outrageous suggestion, a slap in the face to the tribes that call Bears Ears home, and an affront to Native Americans all across the country.

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Fall 2017 Edition of the ATADA News

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Silver Brooch by Awa Tsireh Image courtesy: Heard Museum

Silver Brooch by Awa Tsireh
Image courtesy: Heard Museum

In This Issue...
On Exhibit - 

Take a closer look at two great exhibitions currently on view at Scottsdale's Museum of the West and at the Heard Museum. 

  • On Trend: Patrick Mestdagh shares his thoughts on collecting and the evolution of the Tribal Art market
  • Legal Briefs: Ron McCoy takes a look at connoisseurship, provenance and authenticity in Tribal art
  • No Free Appraisals: Scott Hale discusses changes to appraisal qualification requirements

Plus...

  • ATADA Legal Committee Updates
  • Alice Kaufman reviews the new book on Navajo weaving by Rebecca M. Valette and Jean-Paul Valette
Hopi Pottery Masterworks Image courtesy: Scottsdale's Museum of The West Photo by: Bill Dambrova

Hopi Pottery Masterworks
Image courtesy: Scottsdale's Museum of The West
Photo by: Bill Dambrova

School for Advanced Research (SAR) call for Native Artists

SAR is now accepting applications for three artist-in-residence fellowships designed to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. 

The application deadline is January 15, 2018.

Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship
(June 15 - August 15, 2018)
The Dubin Fellowship is dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry.

Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship
(September 1 - December 1, 2018)
The King Fellowship is dedicated to preserving the Southwest.

Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women
(March 1 - May 31, 2019)
The Dobkin Fellowship encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media.

Application forms and Fellowship FAQ can be found at: artists.sarweb.org

An informational flyer can be downloaded here.

Photos top to bottom: Melissa Melero-Moose, Northern Paiute, contemporary mixed-media painter; Luanne Redeye, Seneca, painter and beadworker; Loren Aragon, Acoma, fashion designer