Values and Vision

I work and live on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Denai’na and Ahtna peoples. I acknowledge this not only in gratitude to the Indigenous communities who have held relationship with this land for generations but also in recognition of the historical and ongoing trauma of colonialism. 

As an artist and community organizer, I am guided by the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and the values and principles of Defend the Sacred AK. While I am a so-called “self-taught” artist, I recognize the contributions of a lineage of artists and teachers who have influenced and encouraged me along the way. 

I am accountable to my community and am committed to the lifelong and multi-generational work of dismantling white supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, and all systems that oppress our communities. I guide my work in our visions for a Just Transition and our collective liberation. 

I am in a constant process of learning. I strive to source the materials that live up to my values, and share the knowledge that has been shared with me. I deeply believe in community over competition.