Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Print! As an enrolled member of the Oglála Lakȟóta nation, could you give us a little insight into your background and how it has influenced your practice?
I was raised in a multicultural household around eastern Indian and Lakota traditions. My upbringing and ancestry informs my work on a deep political and spiritual level, because as an artist, I look to carry forward our oral Lakȟótatraditions through my visual work. By utilising our sacred colours and shapes as cultural signifiers in my work, I am making sure our traditions and values aren’t being forgotten. Coming from a family of political activists and artists, I make sure to follow in my elder’s footsteps in how we continue to use our voices as Indigenous peoples.