Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell was presented with the “Trailblazer Award” from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM)
DURANGO, CO and SANTA FE, NM: October 27, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery is proud to congratulate Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell on his receipt of the “Trailblazer Award” from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) at the ninth annual International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums held in Phoenix, AZ.
Nighthorse said "I am deeply honored to be in that company."
The ATALM presents the “Trailblazer Award” annually to honor those that have made consistent and noteworthy contributions to preserving indigenous cultural heritage. Nighthorse Campbell was nominated this year for his lifelong efforts to preserve and advance Native culture, as well as his current involvement with the National Museum of the American Indian and its program to establish a National Native American Veterans Memorial.
Others to have received this award include: Chief Wilma Mankiller; Pawnee attorney, Walter Echo-Hawk; AIO President, LaDonna Harris; Tribal Chairman, Marshall MacKay; Museum Director, Rick West; Pulitzer Prize winning author, Scott Momaday; and first Native National Park Superintendent, Gerard Baker.
Nighthorse Campbell commented that he is “deeply honored to be in that company.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 90 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (center) being presented with the “Trailblazer Award” by Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian, and Walter Echo-Hawk, chairman ATALM. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Short)