Boozhoo! Valerie St. Pierre Smith ndizhnikaaz.
(White Earth Ojibwe enrolled descendant, Eagle clan)
An award-winning designer, scholar, and healing artist with an eclectic background including theatre, fashion, dance, and film, my designs have appeared at the Kennedy Center, Sea World: San Diego, the National Museum of the American Indian, and more. My creative and scholarly practices center healing identity through reclamation and representation, and decolonizing creative processes and paradigms. Creating in the aesthetic and craft traditions of my ancestors, work themes include the Seven Generations, our relationships with Creation, the Seven Grandfathers teachings, and my lived experiences as a mixed-race Anishnaabe-kwe.
Interested in more declonization work? Check out some of my writings and resources under "Publicaitons and Press." Follow me on Instagram for the most current updates and happenings.