The making of the design: The Land Is Borrowed From Our Children
The DNC is proud to have partnered with the following people in the making of our "The Land Is Borrowed From Our Children" T-shirt to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, 2021.
Native Digital Artist - A’máy Tádits (Hail), Kenrick Escalanti (Quechan/Chicano)
A’may Ta’dits translates to Hail in the Quechan Language and is the name of Native American Contemporary Artist Kenrick Escalanti (Quechan). Kenrick, a citizen of the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, located in the Desert Southwest Triangle of Arizona, California, and the Mexico Border. Kenrick is a proud Tribal Singer, Artist, Educator and has been a professional graphic designer for 20 years. Kenrick currently is the Creative Director for one of the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organizations serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. When Kenrick isn't doing his part in providing that "good trouble", he is a happy father, husband, and who enjoys photography and digital content creation such as his co-created all Indigenous Podcast The Wrong NDN Podcast and Tacos Locos Forever Podcast.
Native Photographer - Jarrette Werk (Aaniiih and Nakoda)
Jarrette Werk is an independent journalist, visual storyteller, and portrait photographer based in Northern Nevada. He currently serves as an associate producer for Nevada Public Radio’s Native Nevada Podcast. Werk has been a member of the Native American Journalists Association since 2017. In 2018-19 he was selected as a Generation Indigenous Movement Builders Fellow, co-creating the “Reclaiming Our Narrative” project, which spotlights young Indigenous leaders from around the world. His work aims at providing an in-depth look at Indigenous communities and helping to shape a narrative often set by persons outside of those communities. He has been published in the Associated Press, Indian Country Today, FNX, IJNET, NPR, KUNR, KNPR, the Center for Native American Youth, and the Desert Companion.
Native Royalty - Powma Williams (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada)
Powma is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada. She is the reigning Jr. Miss Nevada Urban Indians Powwow Princess. Powma dances jingle, fancy shawl, and traditional Paiute buckskin. When she grows up, she aspires to represent her community as Miss Indian World. In her free time, Powma beads, plays basketball, volunteers with many local Native organizations, and loves Harry Potter marathons with her family. Powma is also a member of the local Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Powwow Club, which showcases powwow dances throughout the Northern Nevada community.