Starr hosting the opening reception for the 2016 National Native American Employment & Training Conference in Reno, NV.
"WHIRLWIND" STARR ROBIDEAU-MORALES
An enrolled member of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma on her maternal side; paternally Starr is a descendant of the Turtle Mountain & White Earth Chippewa and Sissiton Sioux Tribes. Hewohwhedus is her Cheyenne name that translates to Whirlwind. She strives to continue traditional teachings, with designs inspired from her culture, by creating unique powwow regalia and artwork. Starr has over 20 years of experience serving on a non-profit board, during which she has served as the executive secretary for 10 years; providing tailored board development & recruitment, board training and processes. Retiring from Southern California Indian Center, Inc. as the Director of Operations in June 2018, Starr has extensive experience with budget & operational management for a 3 Million dollar budget. She has over 10 years of experience with HR Management and employee relations, training, & development and can provide customized services to fit your needs.
Steven weaving a Traditional Cherokee Double Wall Style Basket
STEVEN "SCISSORTAIL" MORALES "2019 Red Earth Emerging Artist of the year" "National Veterans Creative Arts Competition -1st place"
Retired/Disabled Staff Sergeant of the U.S Army and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on his material side and descendant of the Lakota Sioux and Guatemalan on his paternal side. Steven's path started after being injured in Iraq by a road side bomb in 2006 and struggling with combat PTSD until finding silversmithing as a effective coping mechanism to treat himself and preserve his culture through his art of makingtraditional Cherokee baskets, Lapidary stone jewelry and silversmithing. An experienced silversmith, carrying on the knowledge he has gained, Steven creates unique jewelry inspired by culture and tradition. With traditional teachings and knowledge of Native American history, art, and culture he can provide educational Native American Art workshops, classes and discussions. Licensed through the KMAA & IKMF as an instructor of Israeli Krav Maga, Steven is also able to provide reality based self-defense seminars. Steven is a member of the American Indian Movement, Commander of the Cherokee Nation Color Guard and is Co-Chair for the American Indian Center of Arkansas. Steven has over 10 years serving on other non profit boards in various Domestic Violence, Small Business, American Indian and Veterans organizations and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. As a retired veteran, he carries on the values instilled in him and has had three successful businesses. Which the most recent, Scissortails Trading Post has rebranded and evolved into Whirlwind Tails.