Cliff Matias

Native American Taino/Kichwa Performing Artist, Educator and World-Renowned Photographer.

Cliff is also a former Golden Glove champion, a nationally ranked professional triathlete and bicycle racer. He has served as a Cultural Director of the title 9 Native American Education program of NYC and was a cultural interpreter for the National Museum of the American Indian.

Cliff was also a former co-host of WBAI Circle of Red Nations radio program. He currently serves as Director of Redhawk Native American Arts Council.

As a photojournalist his works have appeared in publications such as the NY Times magazine, Time Out NY, USA Today, Native Peoples and Indian Country Today. As a performing artist he has appeared live on Regis and Kelly, Good Day New York, Good Morning America and has toured throughout the world as a featured Hoop dancer and educator. As a photographer, his works have been on exhibition in top galleries and museums. His current project, Native in New York, has been receiving rave reviews all around and can be found at

Artist Cultural Focus

Artist Cultural Focus: Native American, Puerto Rican, Taino


  • Cliff Matias - Native-American hoop dance

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