SWAIA Indian Market needs help

It's that time of year again.

SWAIA's Santa Fe Indian Market 2007, it's 86th annual, is coming up on August 18-19.

According to Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), hundreds of positions are available to interested volunteers.

As with non-profit organization events, without volunteers, the Indian Market would not be able to go forward.

Claire E. Black Eagle, SWAIA Volunteer Services, says, "Besides helping behind the scenes at the largest Native American art event in the country, one also gets the privilege of meeting new people from all over the world, as well as artists that volunteer their time."

If you are in the Santa Fe area, or plan to be there in August, contact Claire E. Black Eagle at for more information or to sign up. She also can be reached at 505-983-5220, ext.234.

The owners of Aboriginals Gallery, also operators of ZuniLink, Native-JewelryLink, Native-PotteryLink and TribalWorks, also will be there to help out. In fact, William Ernest Waites, who also is a writer will be filing daily blog reports and photos about Indian Market. Make a point to set your bloglines alert to let you know when updates to the blog have been posted.