Duane was a premiered artisan for the Chesapeake Gallery at the Grand Opening event of the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. 2004

A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.(1981)-College of Creative Arts and recipient of two distinguished Alumni Awards-1990 “Jubilee Year”(100 year celebration) and 1999-“Millenia”(Year 2000-national celebration)