Faith Whitedress was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation and she is a fluent speaker of the Lakota language. Faith first began her work as an artist when her high school math teacher helped her and her classmates learn business skills by creating and selling art. After that class, she was hooked. Art became a passion to her and a way of providing for herself and her family. As a mother, Faith is now passing her knowledge and love of Lakota art on to her children.