RIVER WHITTLE, 24
CADDO NATION OF OKLAHOMA, DELAWARE NATION OF OKLAHOMA
This art piece was inspired by the medicine that is created when Native people, especially young people, gather intertribally. It was inspired by the movement at Standing Rock, which changed the world and was started by the youth of that community. This is a portrait of me and one of my best friends from Acoma Pueblo. It incorporates the medicine of many nations coming together, based in creations and practices of my own people, and inspired by the interactions I’ve had with other communities.