Noshen - Grandchild
Photo of a young girl dressed in purple. She has dark hair in braids with large white circles in her hair with bumblebees with flowers on them.
Brita Brookes' Native American imagery comes directly from first hand experiences participating in Pow Wows of the Three Fires Confederacy area of Michigan and Ontario. The Three Fires Confederacy consists of Indian Nations who reside in the United States around the Great Lakes and Canada. Although not of Native American heritage herself, she has actively been involved in Native American communities across the country. The photos in this series reflect the qualities of light, dance, movement, texture, emotion, and energy of the Native American culture. The level of detail which is seen in the pow wow dancers regalia represents years of traditional knowledge being passed from generation to generation in the creation of these intricate and beautiful clothing and sacred objects.This image shows a young girl in her Jingle Dress and beaded hummingbird hair ties prepares for her official honor ceremony at the Brighton, Michigan Pow Wow.