Mia Jones

20, Osage, Prairie Band Potawatomi

The things that make me who I am today are my family, culture, and art! My painting is called “ The thing that makes it good.” . . … I’m very blessed that my family is strong in our culture, and that I have many great mentors to look up to! And in this painting, my niece’s handprints are on there. I also showed the season of summer, fall, and winter. And the changing of the land. If we don’t take care of and preserve what we got, the next generation won’t get to grow up like how we did!