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Simone Diamond is a Coast Salish artist who creates art pieces in the Coast Salish style. You may have seen Simone’s designs featured on products from companies like Native Northwest, on her popular Instagram account, or in The Fur-Bearers’ kids activity book.

Simone joins Defender Radio to talk about how spirituality is infused with her art, the impact of colonization on the traditions in her family and culture, and how aspiring artists can find joy and inspiration around them.


Episode art by Simone Diamond

Find Simone on Instagram at

Find Francis Horne Sr. (Simone's master carver father) on Instagram at

Simone's Designs at Native Northwest:

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Direct download: Defender_Radio_Podcast_S10E12_Simone_Diamond_Art.mp3
Category:Season 10 -- posted at: 6:00am EDT