Crow’s Shadow is pleased to announce the arrival of a new staff member, Sequoia Conner of Pendleton, Oregon, as our Traditional Arts Coordinator. Conner previously joined our team as an intern in the fall of 2019. She is active in the community, an avid bead worker, and has great plans for expanding the Traditional Arts program. She served as a Member at Large for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Youth Council (CTUIRYC) for five years and attended leadership training in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California during high school and also served as Secretary for the Native American Board of Representatives (NABOR). In 2017, Sequoia graduated from Pendleton High School and is a student at Blue Mountain Community College working towards her transfer degree. Afterward, she hopes to study photography. Sequoia was a 2018 Happy Canyon Princess and is a local beadwork artist.
While our ability to host workshops has been hindered by Covid-19, we have big plans for the next couple of years and Sequoia is excited to facilitate this process.