Carrielynn Victor, (Stó:lö, Coast Salish & Mixed Western European Heritage) from the community, XwChí:yóm (Cheam), is a gifted artist. Her paintings and murals reflect her belief of her role as a defender of the earth. Carrielynn lives a holistic lifestyle that feeds her creative processes and results in vivid colours and geometric designs raising a refreshing new genre of Indigenous art. An artist, fisher, plant harvester and medicines practitioner, Carrielynn’s work fuses ancestral knowledge and a deep connection to her culture with contemporary techniques and styles. Her practice considers spirit and sexuality, community, interconnectedness, land, and sustainability. She shares stories of her own as well as stories that provide snapshots of Stó:lō history and world views. Carrielynn is based in Cheam, her father’s family’s ancestral village on the banks of the Lower Fraser River.