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“When we look at the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women we are seeing the continued genocide of our people and colonization of our land. The issue is one so egregious one can hardly look at the issue without feeling sick to their stomach. Women, our life givers, they hold the generations to come in their womb. Mother Earth is the ultimate life giver and she holds the generations of the past and the future in her womb." -Jennifer Fuentes
"Despite the more than 164-year assault on the North Coast’s native peoples and their indigenous foodways—from outright persecution and slaughter in the 19th Century to policies today that restrict indigenous rights—as well as a slew of acute environmental transformations, the Tolowa Dee-ni’, which currently include 1,609 tribal members, continue to practice their traditions today." -Allie Hostler
The photographs that is best representative of my work as an Indigenous photojournalist. They also represent my view of modern Native American life.
My work as an event photographer.
Indigenizing Colonized Spaces
I am currently working on a broader project making a series of portraits of Native Women wearing traditional regalia in metropolitan settings, in order to illustrate that wherever a person goes, they’re on Native land. In order to illustrate that point, I am working to photograph Women who are descended from tribes that originally occupied the land each featured city was built on. I call my project Indigenizing Colonized Spaces.
My work as a Newspaper Photographer. Mostly from my time at the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA.