Native American, Alaska Native and American Indian Celebrities

Indigenous Celebrities of Turtle Island

Southeast Alaska's Damen Bell-Holter update
CCTHITA donoted 200 black, red and blue Trickster Company basketballs for the event.

Spreading holiday cheer, one basketball at a time
Damen Bell-Holter delivers uplifting talk to Dzantik’i Heeni youth
By NOLIN AINSWORTH (Juneau Empire Dec 10th, 2017)

THE INFORMANTS at Artists Space (New York City December 13, 2017)
Performances by Jim Fletcher and Kite, and videos by Diane Burns; W.K.L. Dickson/Thomas Edison; Guillermo G ómez-Peña; Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Gustavo Vázquez; Sky Hopinka; Tonia Jo Hall; Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys; Kent Monkman; The New York Times, Shelley Niro; and Chris Spotted Eagle.with Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, Jim Fletcher, Kite.

Jackson Polys is a visual artist whose practice reflects an inquiry into the limits and viability of desires for Indigenous growth. He works in Alaska and New York, and has had solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum. He earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2015 and is the recipient of a 2017 NACF Mentor Artist Fellowship.

'Last Walk' 2017 film win at Red Nation Film Festival Native Cinema for best short in Hollywood, L.A on Nov 22nd, 2017
4 Directors: Anna Hoover (Alaska), Pipaluk Jorgensen and Johanes Lynge (Greenland) and Jerri Thrasher (Northwest Territories)

Facebook link via Mique'l Dangeli

Formline wing installation - part of Alison Marks's first solo exhibition "One Gray Hair" on view Nov 11, 2017 to Feb 4, 2018 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
Organized by the Frye, curated by Dr. Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni/Tlingit). 

"It's a must see!!" Mique'l Dangeli

For more info go to: exhibition/6705/

Nicholas Galanin - Artist & Larry at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Photo Copyright Larry McNeil 2017 — with Yéil Ya-Tseen.

Native Art Now! Nov 11, 2017 to Jan. 28, 2018 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

The Eiteljorg Museum is excited to present Native Art Now!, which includes a traveling retrospective exhibition reviewing two decades of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship program. Thirty-nine of the most compelling pieces of contemporary art acquired by the museum are on display in Native Art Now! Thirty-nine of the most compelling pieces of contemporary art acquired by the museum are on display in Native Art Now!

"Eiteljorg looks back at 20 years of contemporary art in Native Art Now!" by Rebecca Berfanger (Nuvo)

"When a bunch of Alaskans show up in Reno, only good things can happen — attending Members Premiere: Art + Environment Season with Zak Dylan Wass, Maya Salganek, Allison Akootchook Warden, Yéil Ya-Tseen, Dakaxeen Mehner and Otis Calvin III at Nevada Museum of Art." Julie Decker

"Need a Reason to Visit Reno? "Unsettled" Exhibition at Nevada Museum of Art Tells Story of the West" Rebecca Kleinman (Hollywood Reporter)

'Unsettled' at the Nevada Museum of Art
August 26, 2017 - January 21, 2018

10 Native American Artists challenge Boundaries of Tradition at National Museum of the American Indian's Heye Center by Levi Rickert (Native News Online)

"Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound" presents the work of ten artists who use light, digital projection, and experimental media to reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures. Nov. 10, through Jan. 6, 2019, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. Artists featured in Transformer include Jordan Bennett (Mi'kmaq), Raven Chacon (Diné), Jon Corbett (Métis), Marcella Ernest (Ojibwe), Stephen Foster (Haida), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit), Julie Nagam (Anishnawbe/Métis), Marianne Nicolson (Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw), Keli Mashburn (Osage), and Kevin McKenzie (Cree/Métis). The project is curated by Kathleen Ash-Milby (Diné), National Museum of the American Indian, and David Garneau (Métis).

For the first time since the 1980s, Juneau will compete at the Native Youth Olympics
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN (Juneau Empire November 8, 2017)

Kyle Worl, a veteran of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, will be coaching the team representing Juneau at next spring's Native Youth Olymics
in Anchorage. About 500 athletes from over 100 communities attend the event.

Sealaska Heritage is accepting applications from dance groups that want to perform at Celebration 2018, scheduled June 6-9 in Juneau, Alaska. The Application deadline is March 30, 2018.

Mark Hoover's AFN 2017 Facebook Video

Mark Hoover's 2017 Raven Facebook Video

The Best 4 Photos from the Last 4 Years of Ross Nannauck III

It just wasn't any basketball with Wes Studi on the red carpet!
Trickest Company
with Wes Studi on the red carpet at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. (Facebook Photo 10/23/2017)

72nd Gold Medal Basketball Tournament on March 18, 2018 - March 24, 2018
in Juneau Alaska (Travel Juneau)

Juneau Lions Club 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament (Official Site) ... Gold Medal Basketball (Fan Site)
March 19-25, 2017 

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Courtesy N7 YouTube

Actor Martin Sensmeier Scores Game-Winning Buzzer Beater in 71st annual Gold Medal basketball tournament game(Indian Country Today)

The 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament By KTOO News Department
Sports writer and photographer Klas Stolpe‘s coverage of the Juneau Lions Club’s 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Revisiting Tlingit Veteran Bailey Johnson VS "The Red Baron" Tucker in Juneau Alaska in 2009.

Reigning champ falls in Friday night fights
Angoon's Bailey Johnson surprises Juneau's "Red Baron" Tucker By Courtney Nelson | For the Juneau Empire. Twenty-two-year-old Bailey Johnson, of Angoon, shocked the packed crowd at Marlintini's Lounge Friday for the monthly Roughhouse fights. Johnson picked up an electrifying victory over 2008 Roughhouse Southeast Showdown Champion 19-year-old Aaron "The Red Baron" Tucker, of Juneau. Bailey Johnson served a 15 month deployment tour in Kuwait and Iraq with the Alaska Army National Guard. The Alaska Army National Guard also provided "around the clock" highway security for convoys driving in southern Iraq. Bailey is also a Gold Medal Basketball MVP in 2007 leading Angoon to the Intermediate Bracket Championship while he was on leave from the middle east. Bailey Johnson is one of the Gold Medal Basketball stars in the B Bracket playing for Angoon today.

Al "Mean Machine" Valentine steps back into the Boxing Ring at 57 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall oct 20th, 2017 at 29th AK Beatdown In Juneau Alaska. White won the match.(Photo AK Beatdown)Al "Mean Machine" Valentine was the 2014 Southeast Alaska Heavyweight Champ a title which he first won 38 years ago. Revisiting a Al "Mean Machine" Valentine 2012 moment. "Mean Machine" defends heavyweight title again" by Klas Stolpe (Juneau Empire Sports) Boxers have a friend in the corner Cornermen help smooth the psyches of Roughhouse fighters By Klas Stolpe (Juneau Empire March 10, 2010)

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