Jamie John is a two-spirit trans and queer Anishinaabe and Korean-American multi-disciplinary artist and powwow dancer. They are a dually enrolled tribal citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the United States of America. Jamie’s cultural and familial background gives a profound sense of kinship and belonging as well as what it means to connect to the land, to our ancestry and each other. Art has provided a way for Jamie to navigate and communicate the complexities of colonialism, Indigenous worldviews, gender variance and the intergenerational capacity for trauma and joy. The responsibilities Jamie has to their community(ies), kin and culture is a mindset that extends throughout their body of work. Intertwining personal narrative with historical memory and cultural loss provides a window into Indigeneity in the 21st century.