"Rock Woman" 2018 White Charcoal
Rock Woman's title comes from a young woman that I met through Instagram. I wanted to be able to connect and bring to Oklahoma, the stories of other Native Americans around this country. Here is her story:
Tansi, my name is Nikita Kahpeaysewat, my Cree name is Usinee Iskwew (Rock Woman). I am a 22-year-old Plains Cree woman from the Moosomin First Nations in Saskatchewan, Canada. Currently, I am in university obtaining a degree in Environmental Science to become an Environment Officer; I truly believe it is a part of Native traditions to protect the land and water.
I keep my culture alive by participating in ceremonies and pow-wow celebrations and also by teaching a Pow-wow Fit class at the Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.
When I was 8-years-old, I had a dream that I was dancing women’s traditional, I went to my mother, Chuckie Nicotine, with this dream who not only encouraged it but went as far as getting my regalia made and taking me to pow-wows since then. My colors – orange/rainbow- were given to me by my adopted mother, Tina Whitford. Although, my mother made most of my beadwork, many members of my family contributed to help bead my cape that I still wear today. Each member gifted me with one of their designs that was passed on from generation to generation. Two years ago, my adopted brother Devan Kicksnoway gifted me with my first eagle feather to honor my transition into the women’s category. My regalia represents family, honor, and healing. I dance for the people who cannot, for my family in the spirit world, and to bring healing to myself so that I may be healthy physically, spiritually, and mentally. This is my story; this is my truth.
Hiyhiy (thank you)
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"Rock Woman"(20 x 18)
This is a canvas print and will come with a black border around artwork which adds for a nice border if you'd like to frame or have a professional stretch the canvas around a frame.