This IS Kalapuyan Land:

DeAnna Bear (Eastern Band Lenape)

DeAnna Bear (Eastern Band Lenape) speaks about pride and truths of Native community in her work.

 

Indigenous Diaspora

Digital Illustration

16”x 24”

“When you rely on art to tell a story about your community, there is a struggle so that you speak truths and serve justice…Our voices count…Acknowledge that our community is loud-mouthed and proud.”

-DeAnna Bear

 

What is the definition of the word “diaspora”?

Diaspora: The dispersion of any people from their original homeland.

Meet the Artist:

DeAnna Bear is an activist, beader, and illustrator from Pennsylvania. She is mixed-Indigenous and currently works as the grant administrator with Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

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