ITSOOAAKII

(pretty woman)

Evelyn Mikayla Martin (Itsooaakii) [Blackfeet Tribe of Montana] is an art educator and visual artist that works to center her own personal narrative regarding the processes of navigating mental health, cultural identity, and reclamation of space as a Blackfeet woman in 2021. She creates acclaimed vibrant self-portraits, billboards, and projects of reclamation.

"Through my paintings, I work to reclaim a sense of autonomy and agency over representations of myself and my narrative as a young Blackfeet woman who grew up living out our ceremonial way of life. There is a unique responsibility and power specific to Blackfoot women that I work to show in my paintings; my work seeks to remind Blackfoot women and girls that we are rich in resiliency, and deserve to have space held for us where our voices can be centered and our beauty can be celebrated." 

-Itsooaakii

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  • My Reflection is Protection

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My Reflection is Protection

I've Seen The Enemy

Show Up For Yourself

Call Yourself

Hold Me Holy

For inquiries please email: itsooaakii@gmail.com