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In North America, to our great shame, we continue to marginalize and ignore indigenous citizens. This happens in all realms, including art. When we, and I certainly include myself in this, think of Native art, the images that often spring to mind are of artisans recreating ancient folk art. While this is absolutely important to preserve a fading heritage, we can't be ignorant of the indigenous American artists who are weaving their stories and cultures into new forms of expression.

1. Virgil Ortiz

2. Contortionista by Virgil Ortiz

3. Water is Life

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