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