"Oregon Potlatch" Wool Blanket

  • $212.00

about the artist

Shirod Younker (Coquille/Miluk Coos/Umpqua) is an artist and educator who has committed to perpetuating the artwork of his people, and supporting others to do the same. Shirod grew up canoeing, crabbing, clamming, and fishing the waters of the South Slough in Coos Bay, Oregon, where his tribes old village used to be. For Shirod, his work with art is also deeply intertwined with community engagement and education, which includes his participation in Journeys In Creativity: Explorations in Native American Art and Wakanim Artist Collaborative Collective.

Tony A. Johnson/Naschio (Chinook) is an artist and current chairman of the Chinook Indian Nation. He’s also a Chinuk Wawa language teacher. Johnson was born in South Bend, Washington, and studied Art and Anthropology at the University of Washington and Central Washington University.