Image by Hulleah Tsinhnahijinnie (Seminole/Muskogee/Dine)

There is great power in knowing your history and the ways of your ancestors.”
— Lillian Pitt

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TRIBE: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

MEDIUM: Sculptures, Jewelry

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

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2001 COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD HONOREE

2005, 2011 CULTURAL CAPITAL FELLOW

2008, 2010 ARTIST IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FELLOW

 

"The vitality of any culture depends on the health and well being of each individual member. By being a positive role model, I help young and old alike to see there are opportunities and alternatives for them to express themselves and put their ideas into action for the benefit of all American Indians. There is great power in knowing your history and the ways of your ancestors. It allows us to work from a position of wisdom and strength so we can reinvent, reinterpret and influence the course of events of our region, our country and the world." - Lillian Pitt

"Roaring to the front is how she creates awareness, not only of her tradition and culture, but many indigenous cultures. She is a living example of one woman struggling in a male dominated profession, while supporting people on the basis of their merit and hard work." - Rick Barton, nominator