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Native Artist to Debut Crowdsourced Art Project Highlighting Murdered and Missing Indigenous People

The Denver-based American Indian College Fund, a non-profit organization providing scholarships and programs supporting Native American higher education, is thrilled to announce that former scholarship recipient and tribal college graduate Cannupa Hansker Luger has organized an art exhibit with five contemporary artists to explore the interconnectedness of the human story.

Composed of over 4000 individual handmade clay beads created by hundreds of communities, ‘Every One’ re-humanizes the data of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, queer and trans community members. The MMIWQT Bead Project is the first social engagement work of an ongoing series by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger titled ‘Counting Coup’. An instructional video was launched in January 2018 as a call for collaboration with communities from across the U.S. and Canada to create and send two-inch clay beads which were then fired, stained in ink and strung together by Luger to create the monumental sculptural installation.


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