Maddie Sanders is a Mvskoke & Mojave artist skilled in various mediums such as graphic design, painting, photography, mural work, and beadwork. She is also a model and small business owner. Sanders has been in various fashion shows and photoshoots across the country modeling for Indigenous artists such as Orlando Dugi, Jamie Okuma, ACONAV, Sky-Eagle Collection, ShyNatives, Beyond Buckskin, Sage Wildflower, IAmAnishinaabe, Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose, & Mvskoke Media. Originally from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Maddie now lives in Durango, Colorado. She completed her Bachelors of Art in Communication Design in May 2021 at Fort Lewis College. Her work focuses on the revitalization and renewal of Indigenous arts.
"Through my artwork, I am able to express myself and connect to my roots. I hope to inspire others and encourage them to see the importance of preserving culture through art."
To see more of Maddie's work:
Small Business: wotko-moon.com
Instagram: wotko.moon & maddie.sanderrs
If you are interested in a price quote for murals, posters, logo packages, etc. please go to the "Contact" page and submit a form.
Soul of Nations Indigenous Green Architecture Project: Lead Artist: (2021)
Connecting young designers from American and Africa to create art installations that highlight environmental stability, architecture, and history. Maddie's project focuses on the importance of sustainable environments, Indigenous knowledge, and reclaiming our roots.
Fort Lewis Brand Ambassador: (2019)
Promoted the Fort Lewis College brand through social media.
Digital Natives Participant: (2018-2019)
This project helped bridge the digital gap that exists among Native American and Belgian migrant communities, and expands on notions of displacement, cultural identity, roots, community and multiculturalism through Communities Connecting Heritage funded by the U.S Department of States.
Cobell Scholarship Recipient: (2016 – 2021)
The Cobell Scholarship is administered by Indigenous Education, Inc. and awards Indigenous students who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Recipient: (2017 – 2021)
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking a degree.
United National Indian Tribal Youth 25 Under 25 Recipient: (2018)
The awards program celebrates the achievements of Native American and Alaskan Native youth ages 14 to 24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.
Generation Indigenous Ambassador: (2017 – 2020)
The Generation Indigenous initiative was launched by President Obama to help provide a sustainable platform to connect, engage, and provide opportunities for Native youth. Being an ambassador enables the exchange of resources, professional network-building, and community initiative development. It also provides a platform to elevate Native youth voices into the national dialogue.
WeRNative Ambassador: (2017 – 2019)
As an Ambassador, I help create positive change in my community by promoting positive health behaviors, hosting outreach and awareness events, and represented We R Native at youth conferences.
Mvnettvlke Onaya (Youth Visionary) Award: (2016)
This award recognizes Mvskoke Youth ages 12 - 24 making an impact and inspiring their community.
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