Vanessa Dion Fletcher Menstrual Accessory, installation by Alicia Everett, 2016.
Photo : © Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Potawatomi and Lenape two-spirit artist that looks to her ancestry to inspire a powerful body of work. The artist draws upon her role as a woman in a colonial world to create performances that challenge preconceived notions of identity. Dion Fletcher identifies as two-spirit, a term established in the 1990s to represent Indigenous queer individuals with a First Nations spiritual affiliation. Her work incorporates traditional Indigenous materials, her own body, and the natural environment to raise issues that are pertinent to First Nations today.

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