I am a Native American Wampanoag Visual and Performing Artist, Traditional Story Teller, Traditional Dancer, and Author. I also own a tourism company called Turtle Island Native American Tours. We offer guided tours by Native Americans to historic Native American sites of purpose and memory.
I descend from many Eastern Woodland Tribal Nations, however my most prominent matrilineal line is Pokanoket Wampoanoag. I descend from the great Supreme Sachems Massasoit, of the Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation who met and befriended the Pilgrims almost 400 years ago, and Sassacus of the Pequot Tribal Nation. I also descend from John Sasamon a historic Native American interpreter.
My art is specifically painting of Eastern Woodlands and Native Americans who still live in traditional ways. My oil paintings, prints and greeting cards assert the existence of the East Coast Woodland Native Americans past, present and future. I am inspired by Creation Stories and stories of rersistance and fortitude. All my paintings have a back storiy. I am also the author of the book Finding Balance, which is the oral and written history and geneaology of the Seaconke Pokanoket Wamapnaog Tribal Nation. It tells of the history of the making of the United States in a Wampanoag perspective. It tells of how my people survived a genocide sinced European contact in1620.
My singing group Nettukkusqk is a all Native American women's Traditional Eastern Woodland singing and performance group. We also write and perform contemporary Native American music.