Sandwiched on a strip of prairie between Monad and Laurel roads, a billboard in Billings celebrating the Apsáalooke nation proclaims, “The Land Remembers.”
One of a series of 53 billboards that went up earlier this month across the U.S., the artwork on display is part of a campaign titled “Another Justice: By Any Medium Necessary” and launched by For Freedoms, a national organization advocating for artists and art installations in public spaces.
Participating artists and activists were asked, “What does justice mean to you?”
For Nina Sanders, the answer was “Apsáalooke Immaachikittúua Chichéhche. The Land Remembers.”
“It ties in to our people, our culture and our power,” explained Sanders, who joined with fellow Apsáalooke members JoRee LaFrance and Bethany Yellowtail to create the billboard. “In three parts, we are reminding people that your land, your culture and your people are your power.”
The Montana Free Press has the full story here.
Image: A billboard titled “The Land Remembers” by artists JoRee LaFrance, Bethany Yellowtail, Elan Creative and Nina Sanders has been installed in Billings as part of a national campaign that asks, “What does justice mean to you?” Credit: Nathan Stratan