Elise Boulanger is a citizen of the Osage Nation and received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Fort Lewis College in 2021. She began at the Center of Southwest Studies museum as a student intern in 2019 and then served as the inaugural Curatorial Fellow for two years. During her time at the Center, she
created four student-driven exhibitions: Student Skateboard Deck Art inspired by PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art; Throughline: Student Works Inspired by the Center’s Collections; As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience; and The Stories We Wear, Honoring MMIR. She is a multidisciplinary artist.

Dr. Majel Boxer (Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota) is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses broadly on tribal cultural preservation and continuance. Specifically, she examines cultural centers and community programs that aim to preserve the cultural traditions and languages of communities. In the fall of 2017, she served as a Resident Research Fellow at the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Cody Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Her research focused on change and continuity in cultural art forms of Dakota women and men in pre- and post-reservation eras. Dr. Boxer served as the 2018-2019 president of the American Indian Studies Association, serves as a contributing editor to Wicazo Sa Review and is currently an associate professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies at Fort Lewis College.

Noah Shadlow is the son of William and LaDonna Shadlow of Hominy, Oklahoma, and the grandson of the late Amos and Carol Shadlow of Hominy, Oklahoma. Noah has been involved in his Osage culture ever since he can remember. He enjoys teaching what he knows to those who ask and are curious to learn.

Shenay Atene, Diné, FLC Psychology, minor in NAIS – Kirbie Bennett, Diné, FLC ‘17 – Paige Brown, Diné Studio Art – Keo Crank, Diné – Ana Henry, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, FLC Environmental Studies – Hannah Jacks, Cherokee, FLC Communication Design – AJ Lopez, FLC Anthropology & Studio Art – Camela Manheimer, Diné, FLC Communication Design, minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies & Art History – Sam McCullar, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, FLC Native American & Indigenous Studies – Destiny Morgan, Diné & Nahiłii, FLC Communication Design & Psychology – Desirae Bernice Rambler, San Carlos Apache, FLC Native American & Indigenous Studies – Andrea L. Rogers, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma – Eugene Rogers, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma – Maddie Sanders, Mvskoke & Mojave, FLC ‘21 – Kaitlyn Sebwenna-Painter, Iñupiaq, FLC Psychology – Rexine Williams, Diné, FLC ‘20


As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience Exhibit Catalog Copyright © 2023 by Elise Boulanger; Shenay Atene; Kirbie Bennett; Paige Brown; Keo Crank; Ana Henry; Hannah Jacks; AJ Lopez; Camela Manheimer; Sam McCullar; Destiny Morgan; Desirae Bernice Rambler; Andrea L. Rogers; Eugene Rogers; Maddie Sanders; Kaitlyn Sebwenna-Painter; and Rexine Williams. All Rights Reserved.

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