Ohíya W.

14, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe/Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians/Mvskoke Creek

The submitted artwork started with a sketch of the sacred; smudging sage medicine helps center Ohíya’s heart and mind and connect them to their ancestors. This is identity. Though there’s been many obstacles, Ohíya has strong support in their journey as an Indigequeer youth, especially from their tribal knowledge systems and histories. The image Ohíya created is filled with a universe of queer medicine for anyone who needs it.