Jessica Sargent is a mother and photographer of the Snipe clan from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. She has been documenting the beauty and struggles of Akwesasne and Indigenous life since she was a teen. Jessica graduated from the Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2005. Since then, she has had the opportunity to chronicle the many events, protests, vigils, and everyday life in and around Akwesasne including the Idle No More march in Ottawa, fundraising efforts for Standing Rock, and the Kanienkeha Codetalkers event honoring Mohawk Veterans. She is the owner of Ink & Paper Photo. When she isn’t shooting, she works with the Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School, the fundraising arm of one of the oldest Indigenous language immersion schools in North America. Visit her website here.