A Few Words About Me
Tiara Evening Star Folsom (Ancestry tribes Dine, Zuni, Choctaw, Acoma, Northern Paiute Shoshone) was born where the water flows together; on Dine lands (Flagstaff, Arizona). She is a loving and passionate artist, curator, farmer and entrepreneur.
Tiara develops a value system to uplift and cultivate safe spaces for Indigenous peoples through community and self-healing using ancestral and modern-day practices and advocates for youth, women, art- education and a healthy fun lifestyle. Cultivating a deep relationship with seeds, health and the land through her traditional Indigenous culture she has experienced tending the land through community outreach and via the Research Land Grant Department. Tiara is passionate about traditional ecological knowledge based on teaching the sanctity of ancient seeds, ancestral ways of growing and pre-contact foods. Tiara intends to use this knowledge to help and uplift her community to ensure food security through sustainable practices to enhance health and wellness.
Tiara received her Bachelors in Museum Studies with a minor in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She believes that through a harmonious relationship with nature, we can begin to restore equilibrium, as individuals, and as a human collective to co-create a healthy reality for future generations of all relations using the gifts the Creator gifted us.