Collection one 
Present time storytelling and Indigenous issues through Traditional Sugpiaq/Alutiiq Pieces

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celebrated

patterns,


Full size 

beaded

headdress

 

Inspiration: celebrating Sugpiaq/ Alutiiq patterns

measurements:Top of crown to bottom of the train 32 inches

competition date: 2/14/2020

days of completion: 7 days over the course of 

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MMIW


epidemic


plaguing 


Indigenous 

communities;


Hand woven bird

Inspiration: The importance of bringing awareness to the missing and murdered women and girls epidemic.

measurements: Nose of the bird to the tip of the tail 18 inches

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trapped;


ornamental 

mask

Inspiration: Drug addiction plaguing our Indigenous communities

measurements: top to bottom, 6 inches

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Spiral to cohesion;

earrings 

Inspiration: Indigenous 

Lateral violence is not traditional. How can we break the dangerous cycle of Indigenous Lateral violence? 

measurements:1.25 inches across

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blood quantum;

hood

Inspiration: does blood define worth?

 

work in progress

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Bentwood Hoop Rattle

Inspiration: Spirituality in a present day context 

measurements: 10 inches

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bent wood

dance rattle box

Inspiration: How do you define cultural spirituality in a present-day context?

measurements: 12x4 inches

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Ulu

Inspiration:Connected in crisis, COVID-19

HOPE

measurements:

6.75 inches X 4.25 inches

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oil lamp, miniature

Inspiration: 
Normalizing discussions around mental health

"I see you, I light this lamp for you, you are not alone"

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skin bag

Inspiration: "See one, do one, teach one." - Teaching Alutiiq culture

measurements:18X8 

inches