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An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Kate Nelson is an award-winning independent journalist based in Minneapolis who focuses on amplifying important Native American change makers and issues. Her writing has appeared in top publications including ELLEEsquire, Vanity Fair, National GeographicTeen Voguethe BBC, The GuardianW Magazine, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Travel Guidethe CutThe Daily BeastBustleSaveur, Andscape, ThrillistRomper, AtmosCivil EatsC&I, and more. 

A proven leader and visionary in consumer publishing with 15+ years of experience, Kate is the former editor-in-chief of Artful Living, a quarterly boutique lifestyle magazine known for its compelling original content and beautiful design. During her tenure there, she was one of few Native American chief magazine editors across the country and one of the youngest female chief editors in the Twin Cities market. 

Kate has interviewed such luminaries as Padma Lakshmi, Andrew Zimmern, Sean Sherman, Quannah ChasingHorse, Sterlin Harjo, Mo Brings Plenty, and more. She is a two-time James Beard Foundation Media Award nominee, a member of the Indigenous Journalists Association, and an advisor for the magazine Calling All Horse GirlsA lifelong storyteller, Kate is also an avid equestrian and a pop culture aficionado.


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