Ola was born May 29, 1949 at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. She has won awards for her jewelry at prestigious shows such as, SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN; and the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. For many years, she participated in the Hopi-Zuni Artist Show in Japan. Her work is sought after by collectors from all over the world. I had the pleasure of meeting Ola at Zuni on a recent buying trip. She and her husband Tony are talented, delightful people. Along with the top quality jewelry they design and make, they are truly warriors in the fight against Native American “knock-off” jewelry and arts. They founded the Council for Indigenous Arts and Culture and have a terrific display they take to all their shows to educate buyers on what is real and what is fake.