Shekoli! Yaw^ko for visiting my brand new website. My name is Alanah Jewell, and I'm bear clan from Oneida Nation of the Thames. I currently live in Kitchener, Ontario.
My middle name is Astehtsi Otsistohkwa, and it means Morningstar in Oneida. My name is important to me because it not only reflects my birth, but is also a constant reminder of who I am. Using Morningstar as my artist name is my way of reclaiming culture and normalizing Indigenous languages and presence in urban spaces.
I work in digital and acrylic mediums, and I also create large-scale murals. I've created colourful logos and illustrations, painted on wood panels and canvas, and have painted the walls of buildings. Creating in this way is at the heart of learning and sharing my culture.