Dana Joelle Medina
Naawih, Naawih! (Welcome, Welcome) Dana Joelle Medina is an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and also a member of the Delaware, Kickapoo & Shawnee tribes of Oklahoma as well. Her Indian name is (Nah-He-Sino-Quah) given to her by her Grandmother, who is a member of the Bear Clan of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She is married to her loving husband, Leonard Medina, and they reside in San Antonio, Texas. She has many hobbies but mostly focuses on Native American style beadwork and creating traditional tribal regalia. She learned to sew her own traditional Caddo & Delware dresses from her Mother. Dana has also created Caddo, Delware & Plains style moccasins, many styles of Men's Ribbon Shirts, Gourd Blankets, Ladies Shawls, Men's Vests, Ladies Jingle Dresses, "T" Dresses and tribal accessories to go with her regalia. Dana enjoys sharing her artwork and heritage with those who are inspired.
Dana is the Treasurer of the Traditional American Indian Veterans Association & a former member of the Metro Caddo Cultural Club, Caddo Native American Church, Changing Winds Cultural Society, Oklahoma City Pow Wow & a member of the Comanche Little Ponies Ladies Auxilary. She enjoys traditional Caddo Dances, Pow Wow Dances & Stomp Dances where she learned at a young age to shake shells.
Her artwork is truly inspiring and is seen throughout the Native American world. Her work has been displayed at the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum.