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His "X" Mark
"Many companies have come onto our land to mine, frack and build oil pipelines leaving our earth devastated, our water undrinkable and our air polluted. The United States government paves the way for wealthy corporations to come onto our land and exploit our resources and people”- Robbins, Capitol Inc.
Many of the harmful, pro-industry policies that flow from corporate capture disproportionately impact Indigenous communities. From oil and gas pipelines approved by industry-dominated regulatory agencies to toxic water pollution flowing from factory farms and the rollback of environmental regulations, the federal government continues to break its promises to Indigenous peoples in the U.S., putting corporate profits ahead of their rights and sovereignty.
Corporations are using their money and influence to undermine the sovereignty of Indigenous communities across America.
It's time to limit their power so we can finally create a rights-based society
and a more just world.
Artist: Emma Robbins
"This piece is really important to me because it's tying together everything that I do in my life. It's just so important to educate people about this base issue, because if you don't understand this, then you don't understand American history, and you don't understand why things are the way they are on so many levels, on any level of American history" - Robbins
Diné artist and activist, Emma Robbins, uses her artwork to raise awareness about indigenous issues. She is a community organizer with a passion for empowering Indigenous women.
A powerful element of her artwork details how treaties signed between the US government and indigenous communities have been broken countless times with no respect for the rights of indigenous communities.
Through her artwork, she strives to raise awareness about the lack of clean water on Native Nations and educate viewers about issues such as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis, representations and misrepresentations of Native Peoples, and broken treaties. She explores these themes through photography, installation, and through the use of materials foraged from the Navajo Nation and other trips across the U.S. and abroad.
You can view the artist's portfolio below