Angelique Albert is an award-winning, innovative, artist who inspires individuals and communities as she creates vehicles for cultural preservation through traditional native arts. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe. She has spent most of her life on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana. As a visionary and motivational leader, Angelique goes beyond traditional arts to empower Natives within Indian country by contributing her cultural knowledge, analytical skills, and philanthropic experience to local and national non-profit organizations.
Angelique’s artwork embodies a unique juxtaposition between Native culture and contemporary America as it combines traditional styles and techniques with modern objects. In addition to Angelique’s preferred medium of beading, this multi-talented artist also excels in the areas of hide tanning, pipe making, birch bark basketry, pine needle basketry, and dance outfit construction.
Not only is Angelique’s ancestral heritage both long and rich, Native artwork as a young child. With obvious talent, by the age of 13 she was beading, promoting, and selling her highly demanded works. To uphold this long held family tradition, Angelique passed on her knowledge and skills to her three children, who create and sell Native artwork as well.
Angelique’s talent, training and mastery of the traditional American Indian arts has won her numerous awards in the areas such as traditional art forms, contemporary arts forms, clothing, accessories, pipes, beadwork and dolls. She has also had the honor of being one of 38 artists nationally to show at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Art Market in Washington, DC.
Angelique believes that traditional Native culture, education and Tribal economic development are the cornerstones of social progression within Indian country. That American Indian people must forge culturally appropriate, sustainable, economic innovations that embrace the self determination of Native Nations. Angelique lives this dream as she is empowered through her culture as a successful American Indian entrepreneur.
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