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Hulstrom student wins national art contest

Hulstrom student wins national art contest

Nevaeh W., 3rd grader at Hulstrom K-8 submitted art to the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY)'s Creative Native Call for Art. Nevaeh's art was selected as the winner in her age category of 5-9 years old. This is the second year she won this national art contest. She continues to show her identity and care for the earth, relationships and family through art. The Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Creative Native Call for Art was created by former CNAY Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow and renowned artist, Del Curfman (Apsáalooke). This Gen-I initiative is designed to provide space and support to Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old across Indian Country. Nevaeh is Navajo, loves art and her pets. She is described to be kind, loving, respectful and brilliant. Her talent in artwork speaks volumes of what she is passionate about.

Meet the Creative Native:

"Nevaeh Woods is 9-year-old Navajo girl. Nevaeh attends 3rd grade in Colorado. She is a kind, loving, respectful and brilliant young girl. Nevaeh loves art, especially drawing. She likes to travel, play golf and go fishing in the mountains. Nevaeh is a gentle pet owner to her two Shihtzu dogs (Marco and Luna). She wants to be a veterinarian in the future. Both sides of her families are proud of Nevaeh for always doing her best in whatever she puts her mind to."

Read what Neveah had to say about her art:

"My art is about family and relationships. I need my family to encourage, love and support me in everything I do. I need my family to teach me about my culture and language and how to respect others who are unique like me. I also want the Earth to be cared for by everyone. When I draw, I try to include emotions, human connection and the pretty Earth. Art keeps me focused, calm, happy and creative. It is my way to express my thoughts and feelings."

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: 21st Century Learners. Sharing stories of students who collaborate, think critically, problem-solve and are digitally literate to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.