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I said what I meant and meant what I said, when the New York Times calls, I am 100 percent dead. But really though.  As the flag saga comes to a feverish climax, the NYT wanted to know my thoughts about the final flag. If I'm honest, I am glad it's over.  But my agenda from the start was BECAUSE these images are powerful I wanted to be involved in transforming the visual narrative of our state.   As a Native person, my thoughts on these images are controversial on a layer of the existing controversy. The flag story was one of the most talked about in 2023 according to MPR.  Being wrapped up in it was the wildest ride...

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"Let's be real for a moment.  When the New York Times called I about fell off my chair."  "As a rez girl who started her business at her kitchen table, I continue to be amazed and grateful for the opportunities to talk about how powerful imagery is.  We claim space with flags and changing this flag is a profound moment in our history."  "The bottom line for me is that we change this. No matter which flag is chosen, this has been a great opportunity for our state to look itself n the mirror and have some real conversations about who we are and who we want to be" reflects Howes about this experience. In case you cannot access the New...

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