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About the Artist

Delbert Sm3tcoom Miller (Shelton) is an artist, culture bearer and spiritual leader of the Skokomish Tribe. A carver, drummer, singer and composer, Delbert’s work is reflective of the history and ancestral knowledge of his Tuwaduq people. A Cultural Coordinator for his tribe, Delbert utilizes ancestral knowledge, oral traditions and teachings in a variety of capacities, including in the areas of cultural preservation, language development and reclamation of traditional village sites. Winner of the Potlatch Fund’s Fran James Cultural Preservation Award, and the Washington State Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, Delbert has committed his life to the arts and culture of his people. 

As part of his Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, Delbert presented an evening of singing, drumming and story-telling at The Evergreen State College Longhouse in Olympia. Read more about Delbert's Meet the Artist event.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.