The 2015 Cohort Members:
Debbie Stacona – Warm Springs, OR
   Representing The Museum at Warm Springs
Demian Diné Yazhi´ (Diné) – Portland, OR
   Representing Wisdom of the Elders
Jeff Ferguson (Spokane) – Beaver, WA
Michael Broncheau – Portland, OR
   Representing the Columbia River Inter-Tribal    Fish Commission
Miranda Laber (Salish/Blackfeet) – St.    Ignatius, MT
Nahaan (Tlingit/Haida) – Seattle, WA
Natasha Alponse (Denésoliné) – Seattle, WA
Phyllis Grant (Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux) –    Spokane, WA
Suzie Bennett (Elwha Klallam) – Port    Angeles, WA
   Representing the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe,    Heritage Center
Toma Villa (Yakama) – Gresham, OR
   Representing the Columbia River Inter-Tribal    Fish Commission

Native Arts Cohort

The 2017 Native Arts Cohort is open to all current and past Potlatch Fund grantees.

The Native Arts Cohort includes two convenings and eight webinars that focus on developing skills in financial literacy specific to an artist’s needs in competing or entering the art market. It focuses on helping the artist in developing an understanding of marketing principles and setting a fair market price for wholesale and retail markets. An important aspect of the cohort model and an intention of this program is peer knowledge sharing and developing or strengthening relationships with other artists and nonprofits.