In 2021 I was awarded the Nakaatchihtow grant from the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC). It allowed me to create twenty-five digitally drawn portraits that aimed to honour elders, support artists, and celebrate activists in the Métis Nation. The portraits featured Red River Métis living in BC and across Canada, and Métis elders, Denise McQuaig and Marie Bercier guided the project as my cultural advisors.
Each portrait was printed onto a metal plate and the collection was exhibited at the Massy Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Along with the exhibit, the portraits were printed into a perfect bound, zero carbon emission colophon by Hemlock Press. The collection was also exhibited at MNBC headquarters and following the exhibit each participant in the project was gifted a metal print of their portrait.