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Trail of Tears Award, Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee) won the Bill Rabbit Legacy Award, and Bessie Russell (Cherokee Nation) won the Betty Garner Elder Award. Category winners were Mike Dart (Cherokee Nation), basketry; Diana Stanfill (Cherokee Nation), graphics; Ronda Talbert Moss (Cherokee Nation), miniature; Dan HorseChief (CherokeePawnee), painting; Chase Kahwinhut Earles (Caddo), pottery; Antonio Grant (Eastern Band Cherokee), jewelry; and Sheila Bazil (Cherokee Nation), emerging artist. The Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma, hosted its annual Art Under the Oaks Competitive Show. Carolyn Pallett (Cherokee Nation) won Best of Show. Category winners were Vicki Coppedge (Cherokee Nation), traditional basketry; Mary Edward Smith (Muscogee Creek), commercial basketry; Carolynn Pallett, beadwork; Noel Grayson (Cherokee Nation), cultural items; Ruth Fallen (Cherokee Nation), textiles; Toneh Chuleewah (Cherokee Nation), jewelry; Carolyn Bernard Young (Choctaw Nation), wheel-thrown pottery; Candessa Tehee (Cherokee Nation), hand-built pottery; Troy Jackson (Cherokee Nation), sculpture; Dylan Cavin (Choctaw Nation), 2-D miniatures; Ronda Talbert Moss (Cherokee Nation), 3-D miniatures; Dylan Cavin, graphics; and Gebon Barnoski (Cherokee Nation), painting. HONORS The First Peoples Fund 2016 Artist in Business Fellows include David Bernie (Ihanktonwan Dakota), Jason Brown (Penobscot), Frank Cousins (Skokomish), Leslie Deer (Muscogee Creek), Daniel Frost (Cheyenne River Sioux), Karis Jackson (Crow-HidatsaArikara), Hillary Kempenich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy III (Hunkpapa Lakota), Chris Pappan (Kaw-Osage-Cheyenne River Lakota), Ronald Paquin (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa), Molina Parker (Oglala Lakota), Derek Poitra (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Rosy Simas (Seneca), Brian Szabo (Sicangu Lakota), Christopher Youngblood Cutler and Jennifer Moquino (both Santa Clara), Koi & Octopus, 2016, slip, clay. his collaborative work won first place in the nontraditional design division in pottery at the 201 eard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, hoenix, A . hoto: A. Meredith. Darren Thompson (Ojibwe); and Valerie Veis (Chippewa-Cree). Their 2016 Cultural Capital Fellows include Brendon Albers (Cheyenne River Sioux), D avid Boxley (Tsimshian), Carol Emarthle-Douglas (Northern ArapahoSeminole), Lani Strong Hotch (Tlingit), Delbert Miller (Skokomish), Beverly Bear King Moran (Hunkpapa Lakota), Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit), Sondra Segundo (Haida), and Wayne Valliere (Ojibwe). Phillip John Aarnaquq Charette (Yup’ik) was recognized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Alumni Achievement Award at its Alumni of Color conference. Charette, a mask maker and woodcarver, serves as director of the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The 2016 Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Award was given to master artist David Dutcher (Sault Chippewa) and apprentice Marjorie “Maggie” Maracle (Mohawk) for sewing beaded, pucker-toe hide moccasins. PROJECTS Three B.C. Ferries will display Coast Salish art designs on their exteriors. Through a competition of local artists, Darlene Gait (Esquimalt Nation) was chosen to design orca whales and wolves for the exterior of the ferries. Ser Indígena (Being Indigenous) received funding from the Chilean National Council for Culture and the Arts to publish Reading on the Web to Indigenous Peoples III, the third installment of literature about the Indigenous peoples of Chile. The project, founded in 2007, is online at serindigena.org. ORGANIZATIONS Figurative painter and muralist Nani Chacon (Navajo-Chicana) parted ways with the activist organization Honor the Treaties and cited her concerns that the group exploited Native and Chicano issues for financial and personal gain. Honor the Treaties was renamed and reorganized as the Amplifier Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, in care of Aaron Huey, a photographer who was criticized in 2013 for photographing sensitive ceremonies in South Dakota. CRIME and LEGAL MATTERS Ecuador’s Comisión Nacional de Lucha Contra el Tráfico Ilícito de Bienes Culturales (National Commission for the Fight Against Smuggling Cultural Property) joined forces with officials in Argentina and Spain to recover 567 items of cultural patrimony. These include colonial-era artworks, maps, and precontact artifacts. A thief stole $10,000 worth of Inuit art, the cash register, camera, and a narwhal tusk from the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The individual cut the museum’s phone lines to prevent the alarm from sounding, removed a Plexiglas panel, and broke a window to gain entry. S UMM E R 2 0 1 6 | 17