Atsei Cooper is from the Yellowhill community and is a self taught artist. She does beadwork, painting, and drawing. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2021 with a degree in anthropology and has a background in archaeology. She pushes for decolonization and created Nudale Adantedi in 2021 to help create a more welcoming space for our 2SLGBTQ community. Nudale Adantedi was able to participate in Sylva, North Carolina’s inaugural Pride Celebration in 2021. One day she hopes to do archaeological work for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.