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D.A. Navoti

County: King County




Fellowship Awards 2022
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D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a multidisciplinary storyteller, writer, and composer. He is a descendant of Hopi, Zuni, Akimel O’otham, and Yavapai-Apache tribes, and his artwork investigates what it means to be Indigenous in the 21st century. Navoti has been published by Indian Country Today, Spartan, Homology Lit, The Seventh Wave, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. He’s a former fellow at Hugo House and Jackstraw Cultural Center, and in 2020, he was a Radical Imagination grantee from NDN Collective and a CityArtist with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Navoti co-created Fight For Our Lives, a performance series advocating for communities targeted by divisive politics, and he founded Wellness-ish-ness, a creative wellness blog. Navoti also curated We the Indigenous, a West Coast literary series spotlighting Indigenous artists, and he guest-curated Grow[ing] Up with Seattle Public Library, an intergenerational reading series about growing pains. Navoti holds graduate degrees from Northern Arizona and Arizona State universities. He lives on occupied Duwamish territory (Seattle, Washington).

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What Does it Mean to Be Indigenous in the 21st Century? - Front Porch


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