Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist, storyteller and educator whose work focuses on the traditional arts, legends, and teachings of the Coast Salish tribes of the Puget Sound region of Western Washington. He is a member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe and has a degree in Native American Studies from the Evergreen State College and a Masters Degree in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University. He also studied graphic design at the University of Washington and has focused on learning, creating and teaching Coast Salish art for the past 20 years.
Roger will be our featured writer for August 2015. His writing will feature art work from K’lallam artists interpreting environmental health challenges and the removal of the Lower Elwha Dam removal and some recipes on Dungeness Crab- the food of the season.