Monday, July 23, 2007

Desperate need at Duck Valley Indian Reservation

The following dispatch was received concerning Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

There is a dire emergency at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee Nevada. It's a very isolated reservation on the Nevada/Idaho border. One of the many fires that have been burning out of control in the west devastated this little village and people are suffering without water and electricity for 5 day now with no relief in sight. Food is going bad since there is no electricity since all the power poles are burned to a crisp. The elderly and the children are taking a direct hit as water supplies dwindle and food is in short supply. Since there is no power the heat is taking its toll and there is human suffering since there has been no aid. If ever there was a time for The People to pull together it's now.

So give these people a chance to survive in this blistering heat. Give them a call and see what you can do. These are our brothers and sister who are literally baking in the hot Nevada sun. If nothing is done like soon, there will be fatalities as the elderly will soon expire from the heat and the lack of water.

This is a human tragedy in the making and they need help now. Do you think the feds will help them? Well it's been 5 days now and do the math. Lives will soon be lost if help does not get there soon. Please, Please contact them, do your bit for our relations.

Contact info: Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
Sho-Pai Fire Station
1935 FireLane PO Box 219 89832
Ask for Brent Hunter, or you may contact me here in Elko,NV, Si Thomas 775-777-7739
Hu Ho

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sotheby's Paris African Art Auction

Word comes from Sotheby's of an impending auction, featuring African Forms in the Marc & Denyse Ginzberg Collection.

Session 1 is at 5:00 PM, September 10, 2007, with exhibitions starting Thursday, September 6, 2007.

Alas, you must be in or travel to Paris, France to witness or partake in it.

A reason as good as any to travel to the City of Light.

As more information becomes available, we will post it here.

In the meantime, Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, offers many examples of African tribal art forms at . William and Susanne Waites invite you to visit.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Zuni Art and Cultural Expo, August 10 - 11, 2007

Among the Native American art activities in August is the annual Zuni Art and Cultural Expo, scheduled for August 10 and 11, 2007.

Information is a little sketchy at this time but we understand it will take place at the Zuni Visitors Center on the pueblo.

Interestingly, the Zuni Art and Cultural Expo will be running at the same time the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremony will be taking place at Red Rocks Park, just a few miles away.

It' a good time for Native American art lovers to be in Gallup and Zuni.

This notice is a service of Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, which offers authentic Zuni art at its ZuniLink site, Native-JewelryLink site and Native-PotteryLInk site

NEW Salvador Romero Cochiti Carvings at Zuni Link

Owners William & Susanne Waites have just added a dozen new fetish carvings by Cochiti carver, Salvador Romero.

Salvador Romero is a carver of immense talent and sensitivity and very little time to carve, given his other pueblo duties. So we always consider ourselves privileged when new works
come in.

ZuniLink is one of just three galleries, to our knowledge, that carry Salvador's pieces. Here are some samples of the latest.

A pair of wolves in pueblo found stone.A pair of bears in pueblo found stone.A badger in pueblo found stone.
A hawk in pueblo found stone.

Unlike Zuni carvers, who work in more formal stones such as turquoise, lapis. marble and Labradorite, Salvador's carvings come from stones he finds on the Cochiti Pueblo grounds as he walks with his dog. The animal emerges from the carving as a result of Salvador's vision as to what exists inside it. You're invited to visit Salvador's pages at ZuniLink to see and learn more.

Thank you.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Unique Concho Belt offered in SWAIA fundraiser

Over 50 and Fabulous!

Concho Belt Inspired by Indian Market Traditions

Ten jewelry stars of the Santa Fe Indian Market have come together to make one extraordinary piece: the “Over 50 and Fabulous” concho belt that will be sold to the highest bidder at the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ (SWAIA) annual fundraising auction.

Inspired by the collaborative concho belt created in 2001 (which featured up and coming jewelers and also holds the title as the first collaborative piece SWAIA made available) this belt instead honors a group comprised of “over 50” jewelers who have earned reputations as some of the finest jewelers in the country.

Each concho reflects the unique style of each artist, but when placed together form a one-of-a-kind, museum quality piece. Artists include Martine Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Gibson Nez (Navajo), Richard Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), Naveek (Navajo), Jake Livingston (Navajo), Jennie Vicenti (Zuni Pueblo), Harvey Begay (Navajo), Victoria Adams (Southern Cheyenne), and ranger set by Michael NanaPing Garcia (Pascua Yaqui). Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni) will also be donating a concho.

Michael NanaPing Garcia, Vice-Chair of the SWAIA Board, thought of the idea as a member of the auction gala committee. “This gives someone the chance to purchase a piece by some of the master jewelers of the 21st century, while also supporting the organization that sustains the livelihood of over 1100 artists nationwide.”

This is a once-in-a lifetime chance to bid on this amazing piece! For more information on the SWAIA auction gala and how you can attend, please call 505.983.5220. Tickets are $135/person or $1250/table of ten and sell out quickly. To preview the concho belt, plus additional items that will be available at the auction, please visit:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gallup Intertribal Scheduled for August 2007

August 8, 2007 will see the opening of the 86th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Red Rocks Park.

The Exhibit Hall will open at the Red Rocks Convention Center at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, August 9, 2007 the Grounds will open at 9:00 Am and remain open until 10:00 PM. A Ceremonial Night parade will take place in downtown Gallup starting at 9:00 PM.

Grounds will open again on August 10, 2007 at 1000 AM. The PowWow Grand Entry will occur from 7:00 PM until 12:00 midnight.

Grounds will open again at 9:00 AM on August 11, 2007, followed by a Ceremonial Parade atv10:00 AM in downtown Gallup.

The Grounds will open again on Sunday August 12, 2007 at 6:30 Am and the Inter-Tribal will close at 10:00 PM that night.

Tribal Artery will be blogging from Gallup for most of the Inter-Tribal. Subscribe now to an RSS feed to stay up to date on happenings at the Inter-Tribal in Gallup, NM.

Here Comes Santa Fe Indian Market

Southwest Association for Indian Arts has announced the schedule for the 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market.

This is almost indisputably the most important exhibit, presentation and competition concerning Native American Indian art in the world.

August 13, 2007 - The Indian Market Benefit at Vanessie Restaurant.
4:30 PM till close

August 17, 2007 - Press Reception for the Award winning Artists. -
4:00 PM - El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

August 17, 2007 - Award Winners Best of Show Announcement. -
4:30 PM - El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

August 17, 2007 - Sneak preview of Award Winning Works. -
5:30 PM - El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

August 17, 2007 - General Preview of Award Winning Art. -
7:30 PM - El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

August 18, 2007 - Indian Market Commences. -
7:00 AM - The Streets of Santa Fe

August 18, 2007 - Santa Fe Indian Market Gala Auction. -
5:00 PM - La Fonda Hotel

August 19, 2007 - Day Two of Indian Market. -
8:00 AM - The Streets of Santa Fe

August 19, 2007 - Native American Clothing Contest. -
9:00 AM to 12:00 noon - Santa Fe Plaza Gazebo

Tribal Artery will be blogging from Santa Fe Indian Market, including announcements of winners and interviews as they are available.

Now is a good time to subscribe to a feed from Tribal Artery to get the up-to-date news about Indian Market 2007. Simply click on one of the blog feed icons in the right hand sidebar of this blog.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Save 40% off Native American earrings

We have just added some new Native American (Zuni, Navajo and Santo Domingo) earrings to our site at and noticed in the process that we have many more pairs than we need.

So we are staging a special 40% off sale for Native American earrings on our site through Sunday night, July 22, 2007. This sale is being announced only to readers of this blog and our e-newsletter, Tribal Artery.

This once-in-who-knows-how-long sale offers the very same, high-quality, beautiful, authentic ear rings that we offer year around, at just 60% of their regular price.

When ordering - use our secure order form at Native-JewelryLink - please mention the 40% discount. It will be deducted from the listed price.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New Navajo Folk Art at Tribalwoks

William & Susanne Waites have just added new folk art carvings by Navajo artist Matthew Yellowman to the web site at TribalWorks.

Here are some thumbnails:A raven in full stride with orange sneakers on its feet,
mounted on a finished wood base.

This roadrunner on the run displays the widely respected detail of Matt Yellowman's
work. In orange sneakers attached to a finished base.

This brown-sneakered quail is exquisite in the detail of its colorful painting.

Cowboy roosters are a favorite subject for Matthew Yellowman.
This one has a black hat and cowboy boots of brown and gray.

This rooster is outfitted in a brown 10-gallon hat and boots of black and gray.

Matthew Yellowman has extraordinary talent and a keen sense of humor, as evidenced here. These are but the latest of the folk art carvings in the TribalWorks Navajo Gallery. You are encouraged to review them and others in greater detail.