Native American Designers & Artists Included in this Month’s ‘Vogue’ Issue



Aside from featuring the first-ever female vice president-elect Kamala Harris on the cover, February’s issue of Vogue is considered monumental.

Included in the issue are well-known Native American artists and designers from throughout the country, such as Apsáalooke beadwork artist Elias Jade Not Afraid, Kiowa jewelry designer Keri Ataumbi, Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock artist and beadwork artist Jamie Okuma, and owners of Ginew Indigenous denim line Erik Brodt (Ojibwe) and Amanda Bruegl (Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee) for a story called “The United States of Fashion”.

Not Afraid is pictured along with friends and family—Olivia Rose Williamson, Della Bighair-Stump, Angela Stump, Carrie Moran McCleary, and Samuel Jaxin Enemy-Hunter—wearing his beadwork (photographed by June Canedo for Vogue).

According to Vogue, the magazine spent months finding, photographing, and interviewing scores of creatives everywhere from large cities to small towns, including Lodge Grass, MT, which has a population of 428 and is located on the Crow Indian Reservation, with the focus of featuring designers, visionaries, artisans and heritage-keepers working across the country.

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