2020 Grant Recipients

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Evergreen Longhouse, NATIVE CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS, BRIAN BARBER (PAWNEE), KALEA CALICA-YOUNKER (COQUILLE), ALEXANDRIA DESAUTEL (COLVILLE), ELAINE EMERSON (COLVILLE), MICHAEL FAST BUFFALO HORSE (BLACKFEET), LINDA HIGGINS (YAKAMA), ROBERTA KIRK (WARM SPRINGS), KATHERINE PAUL (SWINOMISH), SHAUN PETERSON (PUYALLUP), DYLAN SANIDAD (CENTRAL COUNCIL OF TLINGIT & HAIDA INDIAN TRIBES OF ALASKA), JENNY WILLIAMS (OMAHA/NEZ PERCE)|

The Longhouse is pleased to share with you the 2020 Native Creative Development Program™ Grant recipients and their projects to be completed over 2021. The NCDP art program is one of our favorites at the Longhouse.

Artists receive direct support to pursue artistic projects of their own choosing that will help them achieve the next level of success in their creative work.

The Longhouse is proud of the many qualified artists who apply for the program, and who receive the grants. Artists at every level of their creative work deserve to be recognized for their contributions to the field of Native arts.

Brian Barber (Pawnee)

Brian will make a glass casting of the topographical map of the Platte River “Pa’ huk: Site.”

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Brian Barber's topographic map

Kalea Calica-Younker (Coquille)

Kalea will develop her visual arts portfolio 

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Kalea Calica's weaving art

Alexandria Desautel (Colville)

Alexandria will be making artistic language building blocks and toys to promote the learning of the Salish language.

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Alexandria Desautel's language learning cube art

Elaine Emerson (Colville)

Elaine will be building a new facility to store weaving materials and supplies

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Elaine Emerson and her weaving art

Michael Fast Buffalo Horse (Blackfeet)

Michael will be creating 24 new art works

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Michael Fast Buffalo Horse's animal art work on sheet music

Linda Higgins (Yakama)

Linda will be working with 5 individual artists teaching them how to make high top moccasins, men’s moccasins, breastplates and leather belts.

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Linda Higgins footwear stitching art

Roberta Kirk (Warm Springs)

Roberta will be teaching young women how to make a pair of Plateau style high-top moccasins

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Roberta Kirk's plateau style clothing and moccasin work

Kathrine Paul (Swinomish)

Katherine will be producing a five song EP with videos to tell a five-part story

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Kathrine Paul, musical artist

Shaun Peterson (Puyallup)

Shaun will invest in the tools to complete two major marts projects

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Shaun Peterson's wood carving figure

Dylan Sanidad (Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

Dylan will invest in new tools and materials in his apprenticeship with David A. Boxley

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Dylan Sanidad's wood carved box

Jenny Williams (Omaha/Nez Perce)

Jenny will be working with Nez Perce apprentices on cornhusk and dogbane weaving and incorporating customary natural dyes.

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Jenny Williams woven bag art