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Knowing Native Arts, University of Nebraska Press (2020)

Cover Art: Sara Siestreem, Thanks Giving / Giving Thanks: Prayer, Unarmed, Nonviolent, Lithograph, 2016, Missoula Art Museum Collection, gift, MATRIX Press, 2016. By permission of the artist.

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Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, University of New Mexico Press (2020)

Cover Art: Bill Soza War Soldier, Self Portrait, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 1968,

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MS - 22).

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“Fraud in American Indian Communities.” UCLA American Indian Culture and Research Journal special issue, volume 43, number 4, 2019

Illustration Above: Julie Buffalohead, Seems You have to Play Indian to be Indian, 2010, Mixed media on Paper. Courtesy of the artist.

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American Indian Culture and Research Journal

The year 2020 has been a wild ride, with a devastating global pandemic, the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, and multiple environmental crises. In the midst of all this, I was blessed to have the support of many hearts and hands to help me release three books this year - Knowing Native Arts (University of Nebraska Press), Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (University of New Mexico Press) and Fraud in American Indian Communities (UCLA American Indian Culture and Research Journal). Hundreds of images and stories, and decades of research from American Indian and Indigenous communities are "made alive" within these pages. My immense gratitude to all of the wise, creative people who make up this field and to my colleagues at the University of California Los Angeles and the Institute of American Indian Arts for making all of this possible. Readers, please reach in, listen, critique, and play with these concepts. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors, sharing all we have "this time around.”