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'Okimahskwew' by Whitney Top Sky featured at Northern

 

November 9, 2018

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"Okimahskwew," which means Lady Chief in Cree language, by Whitney TopSky, is the featured artwork at Montana State University-Northern's Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs.

Press release 

To celebrate American Indian History Month, the invited artist at Montana State University-Northern is Whitney TopSky. She received a Bachelor of Art in education from the University of Montana. She is presenting the piece "Okimahskwew," which means Lady Chief in Cree language. Top Sky says that in her art she tries to convey strong traditions of the Chippewa and Cree tribes through the use of contemporary materials. She incorporates drawing, photographs, and sometimes collage with fabric. TopSky added that much of her artwork is inspired by powwows and sewing outfits. "Oki...



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