painting of a young Indigenous woman on yellowed ledger paper
“Malili’ saya” (I’m a Runner)
mixed media painting on antique 1919 ledger paper
19″ × 15″

The goal of my work as a whole is to tell stories of strength, determination, success and the glory within though the use of a juxtaposition of colors, tones, materials & historical splendor. The works in this issue represent some of the revitalization in Indian country. Ranging from the regaining of cultural knowledge and dress, the uplifting of indigenous women and their place in our matriarchal culture, the protection of plant life and the waterways that feed everything & the acknowledgment of the American travesty of the boarding schools in Indian country.