Alanis Obomsawin, born on August 31, 1932, is a prominent Abenaki American-Canadian filmmaker, singer, artist, and activist who is primarily celebrated for her compelling documentary films.
By Deanna Lane, 3 January, 2024

Klee Benally, a prominent Navajo activist and musician with Flagstaff roots, passed away at the age of 48 on Saturday, December 31, 2023.

According to a report in the Navajo Times, Benally hailed from Dziłyíjiin, Arizona, and belonged to the Tódích’íi’nii and Wandering People clans. Throughout his upbringing, Benally received a deep education in traditional Navajo culture from his father, Jones Benally, a renowned hataałii (medicine man).

Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was a prominent American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who gained popularity during the late 1950s. His instrumental single from 1958, "Rumble," not only achieved a place in the top 20 on the U.S. charts but also stood out as one of the pioneering tracks in rock music to incorporate distortion and tremolo effects.
Lily Gladstone starred in FX's "Reservation Dogs" (2021–2023). Her portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Martin Scorsese's crime drama film "Killers of the Flower Moon" (2023) received widespread critical acclaim. Gladstone's upbringing was rooted in Browning and East Glacier, Montana, where she spent her formative years on the Blackfeet Nation reservation.
Frank Waln, also known as Oyate Teca Obmani, which translates to "Walks With Young People," is a Sicangu Lakota rapper and dedicated activist. In 2017, he released his debut solo album titled "Born Ready," followed by "The Bridge" in the same year.
Ed Carriere, an esteemed Suquamish Elder, renowned for his mastery in basket weaving and canoe carving, holds a revered status among the Coast Salish communities residing in the Salish Sea and beyond. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost Elders, traditional craftsmen, and cultural visionaries in this area.
By Deanna Lane, 28 October, 2023

Native Arts 360 and Cof& Colombian Cafe In downtown Bellingham collaborated to create the "Thriving" Art exhibit and Pop-up market in celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day and Native American Heritage Month through the month of November. Artists including Jason LaClair (Lummi/Nooksack), Savannah LeCornu (Haida/Tsimshian/Nez Perce) and Káa Sháyee (Tlingit) were in the art show, while Káa Sháyee, Copper Canoe Woman and Maddy Flowers (Chickasaw) were in the pop up market. October 28 was an inaugural event that Native Arts 360 looks forward to expanding on in the future.