Soaring Eagle

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Summertime Buffalo

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She Dances for our Stolen Sisters

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Although not overly common, women have always been a part of warrior culture, historically. In modern
times this has shifted, and women have taken the lead as warriors, through land defense and through
protecting and finding justice for our stolen sisters against the missing and murdered indigenous women
and girls epidemic. As mothers, women are the knowledge keepers and the ones who have the most
responsibility to pass on cultural traditions and ways. While facing genocidal fallout, the reclamation and
resilience of culture is one of the most vital acts of resistance. Where bows and arrows were once used to
defend the people, now songs, stories, ceremonies, and dances have taken over. All across Turtle Island
young girls and old women and mothers can be found dancing in the streets, at powwows, in ceremonies,
and on government building lawns, in prayer and recognition for their stolen sisters.

The True Story of the Cowboys and Indians

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The story of the cowboy, like many of the icons and folklore woven into the modern day story of America, has largely been appropriated and transformed to fit a white narrative.

On the open range, and the dusty trails of the legendary cattle drives, it is estimated that one if four cowboys were African-American, with an even greater number being Mexican and indigenous. In fact, the Lone Ranger is believed to have been based on black lawman Bass Reeves, who traveled with an indigenous companion.

By nature, riding ranges left the cowboy autonomous to the racial oppression of daily contact with a boss. While Hollywood is full of tales of fights between cowboys and Indians this is also a great lie of history. Conflicts between cowboys and indigenous peoples were quite rare (clashes between raiding parties and ranchers after the 1880s when settlers crowded indigenous lands and fencing became more popular are another matter, though still greatly exaggerated). Free roaming cowboys most often made deals with the indigenous inhabitants as they crossed through their territories, negotiating tributes paid in cattle, or a common toll of 10 cents per head, though cattle were sometimes taken without negotiation.

Six Nations

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16″ x 20″

My baby is hungry

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Red Aura

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Beta – Phoenix

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A Wendigo’s Defeat

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Alliance

Collaboration with Artist Virginie Rainville

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