Vincent Schilling is a St. Regis Mohawk, an Award-Winning Native American author and a Freelance Photojournalist.
Vincent is also a columnist for Inside Business, a Hampton roads business magazine and has contributed to local and national publications such as Tribal College Journal, Arthritis Today, Children's Digest, The Virginian-Pilot and Tidewater Parent. He is also a correspondent for the leading Native American news publication in the United States, Indian Country Today.
His first book, "Native Athletes in Action" has won distinction with a Moonbeam Children's award in multicultural non-fiction. It has also received acclaim as book of the month from "Native America Calling" A nationally syndicated Native American radio show. He released his second book, "Native Men of Courage," in the summer of 2008.
His most current book for children is about Native musicians and vocal artists entitled "Native Musicians - In the Groove." It is the third book by Vincent Schilling in conjunction with Book Publishing Company and Second Story Press as part of a growing book series entitled the "Native Trailblazer Series." "Native Musicians" should be hitting the shelves of Amazon this September!
As an author and photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has met and spoke with a multitude of amazing people in his adventures to include John McCain, Retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, award-winning artists Mary Youngblood, Crystal Shawanda, Gabriela Ayala and Michael Bucher. Vincent has also met or spoke with such amazing people as paralympic Champion Cheri Madsen, downhill speed skier Ross Anderson and Champion Lacrosse Player, Delby Powless to name a few.
He also loves photography and has had the pleasure of photographing amazing people such as Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, John McCain and Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Chief Lynnette Allston. To see some of his photos visit http://vincentschillingportfolio.shutterfly.com.
Vincent now lives in Virginia Beach with his beautiful wife Delores. Together, they have traveled all over the country and Vincent has been fortunate to share his experiences with Native youth as far away from his hometown of Virginia as Ronan, Montana.