Caitlin Newago (Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians), 28, comes from the beautiful Northwoods of WI, on the South shore of Lake Superior. She is a dedicated mother and proud member of the Bear Clan, who are knowledge bearers and healers. She has experience and training in traditional Ojibwe quillwork on birchbark, drawing and painting, mural making, and has most recently enjoyed making digital art and exploring new software. For Newago, art allows her to immerse herself in Anishinaabekwe culture, heal from past trauma, and help end the cycles of abuse in her community.
Newago’s Dream is to help heal and connect her community, and make Anishinaabe knowledge accessible by making digital art, into physical prints. These prints will illustrate the significance of plant relatives, specifically including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cranberries and will also include a text description of the plants and their importance. She plans to give prints to the new library in Bad River, make available online, and provide them free of cost to other cultural venues, tribal schools, and for Anishinaabe people.