To improve the quality of life for all Tribal Members, through culturally competent, custom-fit research"

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe

Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe is an enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt. North Dakota. Dr. Metcalf is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Arizona. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on Native designers of high fashion, and is in the process of editing her dissertation for a book manuscript. She is the main author of the website, Beyond Buckskin, which focuses on all topics related to Native American fashion, and is the owner of the Beyond Buckskin Boutique, which promotes and sells Native-made couture, streetwear, jewelry, and accessories. She has taught courses in American Indian studies, studio art, art history, and literature at tribal colleges and state universities. She has presented at numerous national conferences, lectured at museums, and co-curated exhibitions. Her current work focuses on Native American art, clothing, and design from all time periods, with an emphasis on contemporary artists.