Soul Sister: Re-Imagining Kateri Tekakwitha

Review published in Art Slant


Nineteen artists reflect, re-examine and or critique the phenonmenon of Kateri Tekakwitha (Mohawk), prominent “saint” figure among the converted. The exhibition re-imagines Kateri through an Indigenous lens that includes…

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Saint Kateri

When Kateri Tekakwitha was beatified in 1980, the Catholic Church presented the world with the woman who would become the first Native American saint. The ‘Lily of the Mohawks’ stood at the intersection of so many things that seemed to make a difference to me then – someone who lived in the same time and place as my French Canadian ancestors, who ultimately had the same religion, whose story was uniquely American and uniquely Catholic. She was an ideal young Indian maiden, whose suffering in life was tertiary to her conversion and chastity. She was an image to be both in awe of and proud of… continue to article @  The Red Cedar Essays on Heritage and Culture: Kateri Tekakwitha

Kakwirakeron Ross Montour

Article by Kayeri Akweks (September, 19, 2012)

I have a lot of respect for the realistic art work of Kakwirakeron Ross Montour, a Mohawk portrait painter from Kahnawake, Quebec. I especially enjoy his drawings and his muted-toned underpaintings. He concentrates on the 18th century era, including Native clothing styles of  Revolutionary War times…. continue to article@ kayeriakweks Contemporary Native American and First Nations Woodlands Art

7 thoughts on “Press

  1. Ross, your blog looks great and your artwork is truly outstanding! It was nice to hear the story of how Aunt Blanche inspired you as a child. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, this is a nice testament to her love for you and how it set you on a journey.


    • Niawen kowa Anna Mae. I can’t tell you how much your words mean to me at this time. I long ago told my mother how thankful I was and am that it was she who was chosen to be the doorway by which I entered this world. Niawen again Anna Mae – your words are a balm to my spirit. R


  2. I am trying to reach you concerning art work for our church, St. Vincent de Paul, Albany, NY. could you please forward your email address or snail mail?
    Thank you
    C. Elizabeth Rowe-Manning
    Parish Life director


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