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Buffie Schmidt

     "I am a pomo Native from Noyo Reservation in Fort Bragg and Sherwood Valley Rancheria in Willits on my dad’s side, Yokayo Rancheria in Ukiah on my moms side.

     Culture is my art and I express myself through various forms of media. I like pencil drawing & painting, quilting and crafting. I particularly love beading. I loved the colors seed beads came in! As a teenager there were no beaders around that I knew of, so I bought a book on beading and kept perfecting my craft from there.  

 

     I am self taught as a beader. I have been beading since I was a teenager and have built a ‘store’ and a reputation that I am very proud of!"

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Rose Hammock

     "chiin tha' eh. (how are you).

 

     I am Pomo, Wailacki, and Maidu from my father's people.

I am Pomo and Wailacki from the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Covelo, CA. I am also Pomo from the Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians in Lakeport, CA.

 

     I am Mexican and Nicaraguan from my mother's people.

I am Mexican from Mazatlan, Mexico. I am Nicaraguan from Managua, Nicaragua and Acoyapa, Nicaragua.

 

     I take a lot of pride in my culture and where all of my ancestors come from.

I had the honor of watching my aunties and my grandpa bead and sew

most of my life. I am new to being a beader, going on my third year of making different bead projects. 

 

     When my mother passed away in 2018, I used beadwork to help me heal and have something cultural that helped me maintain good mental health. I am grateful for all of the people in my community who have asked me to make them beaded jewelry!" 

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Rudy Hammock Jr.

     "chiin tha' eh. (how are you).

 

     I am Pomo, Wailacki, and Maidu from my father's people. I am Pomo and Wailacki from the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Covelo, CA. I am also Pomo from the Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians in Lakeport, CA.

 

    My mother is also from a tribe in Northern Oregon, near Bend, Oregon. My dad taught me some of the basics of beading. I used his advice but made my beadwork in my own way. 

 

     When my daughter Rose began traditional dancing, I decided I would be the one to bead her beadwork for dance. It is cool to see other dancers dance out my beadwork."

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