Bill Miller

Bill Miller - 2019 Portland Creative Conference speaker

Bill Miller

Grammy Award-winning Native American recording artist, singer/songwriter, visual artist, and world-class native flute player

Bill Miller is a 3-time Grammy Award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class native flute player. Over the entirety, Miller has produced over a dozen albums, received three GRAMMY® Awards, numerous Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) awards (including a “Lifetime Achievement” Award) and led Wisconsin’s La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.

Miller is also a visual artist. Several of his iconic paintings have been acquired by the Smithsonian Museum and other important collections.

A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, Miller grew up amid the streams and woodlands of the reservation (his tribe is properly called Mahicanuk, which means “People From Where The Waters Are Never Still”). He has long been one of the most admired figures in the Native American arts and activist arenas, respectively, and beyond – a voice for the voiceless, a link between two great and clashing civilizations.