The summer 2017 issue of American Indian magazine features three articles I wrote. One is about the multidisciplinary arts cooperative, Postcommodity, and their projects about the U.S.-Mexico border, especially the land installation Repellent Fence. I also wanted to write about indigenous nations living along the U.S-Mexico border and their reactions to the proposed border wall. My second article is about the Tohono O’odham Nation and the tribe’s response to such a permanent border. The third article was a memorial piece about Pablita Abeyta (1953-2017), a Navajo sculptor and former staff person at the National Museum of the American Indian. I met Pablita in 2001, and we remained friends. I was honored to have been asked to write her memorial article.
The online issue of the magazine can be found: