HollyAnna CougarTracks, also known by her Indian name K'oyama Teemux, is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation. She is also a descendant of the Cayuse, Nez Perce and Cree Nations. She is an avid hunter and gatherer who grew up on the Yakama Indian Reservation. HollyAnna considers herself a protector of KwiKwiyai (Bigfoot), who the Yakama people considered to be the protector of all living things.
HollyAnna is known for being a contemporary and traditional artist. One might call her a Renaissance woman since she has many creative pursuits—illustration, animation, saddle making, bead work, storytelling, and writing. HollyAnna has become internationally known for a Bigfoot sculpture called “Lifts the Sky” that stands approximately 14 feet high. She is currently working on her graphic novel which includes stories about KwiKwiyai. Outside of her artistic pursuits, HollyAnna has worked in the public safety sector for more than thirty years. She is currently the traffic safety coordinator for the Yakama Nation.
Relationship coach Abel Keogh provided his unique insight into widower relationships. Followed by artist and Yakama Nation member Hollyanna CougarTracks, who discussed Bigfoot, and her experiences and relationship with the creature.More »