The URBAN INDIAN 5  is a group of five Native American artists who’ve come together to raise awareness of the deeply rooted health issues native people experience due to historical trauma.

The denying of one’s culture (and consequently, one’s self) comes at a huge cost: anger, frustration and despair contribute to the staggering statistics of alcoholism, domestic abuse, drug addiction and suicide so rampant among native communities. Physical ailments abound, many of which are chronic reminders of the “dis-ease” that plagues contemporary Indigenous people.

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Brent Greenwood, Shan Goshorn, Holly Wilson, Thomas Poolaw, Gerald Cournoyer

Brent Greenwood, Shan Goshorn, Holly Wilson, Thomas Poolaw, Gerald Cournoyer