Marina McDermont

24, Blackfeet Nation & Cree 

My artwork is about a fancy shawl dancer who is dancing above the stars facing away from the viewer. The theme is futurism and my artwork represents how the sky is the limit for Natives to pursue our dreams while remaining connected to our respective communities (the importance of wearing regalia/all it represents). Culture and modern-day existence go hand in hand and it’s important future generations of Natives embrace all parts of themselves.