Since I have struggled with my identity for so long wondering what race I should consider myself since I am part french, German, and half Native American. Our President is also a half breed, he is Caucasian on his mother's side and African on his father's side, and yet all I hear is how our President is the first African American to be elected to the office of President. So since he can consider himself African American, I will no longer struggle with my race issue, I am Native American!!!
That may seem sort of strange to struggle with such an issue. But for me I take pride in being Native American. I truly wish that society was different than it is today, as I believe the Tribes of Native Americans need to unite, the warriors within these communities need to arise, and we as a people need to make our voices heard. Enough of our land being taken, the minerals being stripped from Turtle Island, we need to arise as one and make our presence and voice heard.
As an artist I am working on some ideas for Native American paintings that will not just be works of art, but will be a message to all that see them. Thus I am posting this little blog in the hope that all who read this will take up my request. That request being...if you have any ideas on themes of paintings that you feel would strike a nerve and raise up our people please contact me and let your voice be heard.
Thank you all
Askham - Janice and Sophie
2 days ago