From 2017 to 2018, Lynnette Haozous & Joeseph Arnoux collaborated on a large-scale mural in downtown Albuquerque, NM. With historic bricks as the back drop, native animals, plants and symbolism lie in the foreground. "Original Inhabitants" portrays a scene of pre-colonial life that once stood in the place of the Albuquerque metropolis landscape.

Joeseph Arnoux was born in Spokane, WA and relocated in his youth to Holland, MI. He spent his adolescence in foster care with his two siblings, until emancipated. Arnoux is enrolled in the Piikani (Blackfeet Nation) of NW Montana from his father’s side. He also has sp’q’n’i? (Spokane Tribe) lineage from his mother, located in Eastern Washington. Arnoux attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and CNM in Albuquerque, NM, studying Studio/Fine Arts. He currently resides in Albuquerque, where he steadily practices his artistic craft. To view more art, please visit

Lynnette Haozous is Chiricahua Apache (of the San Carlos Apache Tribe), Dine’, and Taos Pueblo. Growing up on and around her three tribes’ reservations in Arizona and New Mexico has influenced her art works. Haozous is a multi-media "artivist," blending art and advocacy to bring attention to the current social conditions and injustices in Indian Country. Mediums include working with acrylics, water colors and spray paint, creating jewelry, screen-printing, writing poetry and acting on stage and film. Haozous is also an art teacher, previously teaching at OFFCenter Community Arts Project and at Working Classroom Inc., working with Native youth artists in Albuquerque. Haozous’ vision is to use art for positive social change and to empower and strengthen our communities.