An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Kate Nelson is an award-winning journalist based in Minneapolis who focuses on amplifying important Native American change makers and issues. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Artful Living, a top boutique lifestyle magazine. A proven leader and visionary in consumer publishing with 15+ years of experience, she is one of few Native American chief magazine editors across the country and one of the youngest female chief editors in the Twin Cities market. She is also a James Beard Foundation Media Award nominee, a member of the Indigenous Journalists Association, and an advisor for the magazine Calling All Horse Girls.
Beyond her work at Artful Living, Kate regularly covers Indigenous topics for top publications including ELLE, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, the BBC, The Guardian, W Magazine, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, the Cut, The Daily Beast, Bustle, Saveur, Andscape, Thrillist, Romper, Civil Eats, C&I, and more. She has interviewed such luminaries as Martha Stewart, Padma Lakshmi, Andrew Zimmern, Sean Sherman, Sterlin Harjo, Mo Brings Plenty, and more. A lifelong storyteller, she's also an avid equestrian and a pop culture aficionado.
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