Michael Giron, “Little Feather,” is a Water Protector from the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation. Raised in Santa Barbara, California, Little Feather traveled to Standing Rock in North Dakota in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as part of the NoDAPL movement.
The cross-country trip was his cousins’ idea. Although he was battling a long-standing drug addiction, Little Feather was moved to join the water protector movement and embark on a journey that thousands of other Native Americans were making at the same time. His experiences at Standing Rock would change his life in ways he could never have imagined. He found sobriety, the love of his life, beautiful friendships and a new family. Then he almost lost it at the hands of the U.S. government.
An indigenous spirit is kindled (more…)
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Experience the art of a movement.
Little Feather is an accomplished artist whose subjects include his Standing Rock family and other figures in the Native American and environmental justice movements. He donates most of his art to raise funds for others.
To commission an original painting or drawing from Little Feather, email him.
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Within today’s environmental justice and Native American movements, Little Feather’s story is vital and inspiring, now more than ever.
Little Feather has participated in several podcasts and discussion forums (links below) and is available for interviews. For booking inquiries, contact him.
Little Feather would love to hear from you.
Michael Giron “Little Feather”