Annie Chasing Hawk - Dreamstarter & Artist
As a Lakota, I was taught as a child the scared values of the medicine wheel: Respect, Courage, Wisdom, and Generosity. I grew up on the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota hunting, fishing, playing basketball, softball and doing all things outside and in the country. I have four God-children that I am incredibly proud of and strive to help them understand our culture and values. I strive to embrace the energy from my culture and my background and use it in everything I do. As an artist I work to reflect these values with each piece I create as it is a reflection of myself. The idea of the project is to promote a positive self-image of our people, our lands, and our lives. Through the stories, the art, and teaching I believe we can make a difference.