I am motivated by the Salish history and Indigenous place-based knowledge. I have learned that place gives a sense of self and allows a person to grow intellectually and continue to explore their possibilities in life. I feel that cultural preservation is a strong influence in my life, and I enjoy combining imagery that reflects cultural values. I use beadwork as an expression of the nature that reflects my tribal heritage. The work submitted here is created using a two-needle, flat-work, stitch. Both works are created using seed beads with the teaching of my grandmother, Rachel Arlee Bowers.