Madeline Gupta

18, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 

My ancestors believe that time is cyclical, so when thinking about the future, I look towards the past. My painting depicts the muskrat from The Great Creation Story, his hand outstretched to grab the soil to rebuild Turtle Island with after the Great Flood. I hope that in our futures, myself and the rest of the 7th generation can send a new flood and be muskrats rebuilding a new world in a new creation story, one built on community, harmony, and connection.