Stan Padilla

Stan Padilla honors his Yaqui ancestors. He is immersed in traditional native learning and lifeways. Stan is a multi-media artist, educator and social activist who’s disciplines include drawing, painting, and silversmithing.

For many years he has worked to promote multi-cultural and cross-cultural exchange between people. He is currently an arts coordinator for a Chicano and Native American gallery in Northern California.
Stan’s books grow out of his interest in transmitting traditional Native American knowledge to young people. He maintains an art studio in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in northeastern California.

He is the author of Deer Dancer, Yaqui Coloring Book, A Natural Education, Dream Feather, and Song of the Seven Herbs.