Menominee Indian, Sicangu Lakota of Rosebud South Dakota, and Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian
Sinte Mahpiya Epata Nickey was born in Shawano, Wisconsin and is Menominee Indian, Lakota Sioux, and Mississippi Choctaw. He has just graduated from Menominee Indian High School in Keshena, Wisconsin and sets out to become part of the United States Air Force.
My piece is an acrylic painting on canvas and represents Americas overtake on Native American Culture. Green grass and a white picket fence, isn’t that the American dream? As a Native American artist and especially as part of the Native youth, I feel like I can’t get my foot in the door with mainstream art. I am here, I will set out to make my voice heard, I am a Native youth and I count.