I’m blessed with a rich mixed cultural background from my mother and father. As an artist, my Native heritage, Chippewa, Cree, Metis, has become the foundation for my creative work and connection to the Medicine Wheel. I am a certified Native artist with my tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from North Dakota. My woodland beadwork is featured in the permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum. I hope my story, experience and platform as an artist will inspire others to create a lifestyle that is enriching, restorative, positive and healthy.