Danielle Fixico, 22
Chickasaw Muscogee Creek Choctaw
About the art: A single stick can easily be broken, but multiple sticks bundled together are almost impossible to break. The same can be said for family, an individual person cannot take the weight and pressure of the world alone, but can withstand any storm with the support of family. As Native American people, the relationships we have with our family, whether blood relation or otherwise, make up who we are. Winds will come but the strength of our family is always there to keep us going. The future of our people is bright because of our undeniable strength growing with each generation.