Raven Dial-Stanley, 22
20-24 Years Old Winner
The inspiration from my art comes from a young boy from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe of North Carolina, who I frequently dance with in the powwow circuit. He is a grass dancer and watching him dance is truly medicine. I see the love and passion that he invokes with every foot step. Each honor beat is as if he is hugging Mother Earth. I also choose To do my own rendition of the medicine wheel which is displayed in the background with the colors in the same order as my tribal seal of the Lumbee people.