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I was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota (an hour north of Fargo and an hour south of Canada). I’m Turtle Mountain Chippewa and also part Norwegian, German and French. I decided to be an Artist in 6th grade and never changed my mind. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Drawing and Painting.