An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Kate Nelson is an award-winning writer and editor based in Minneapolis. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Artful Living, a top independent 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 focuses on amplifying important Native American change makers and issues. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, Esquire, the BBC, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Teen Vogue, W Magazine, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, the Cut, Bustle, Saveur, Andscape, Thrillist, Romper, Civil Eats, C&I, and more. She has interviewed such luminaries as Martha Stewart, Padma Lakshmi, Andrew Zimmern, Sterlin Harjo, Mo Brings Plenty, Josh Hartnett, chef Sean Sherman, Alaska Native artist Nathan Jackson, and more. A lifelong storyteller, she's also an avid equestrian and a pop culture aficionado.
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