Vanessa Dion Fletcher uses porcupine quills, Wampum belts and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Relationship or Transaction a replica of the twenty-four nations confederacy wampum belt is currently on display as part of the exhibition Reading the Talk curated by Lisa Myres and Rachelle Dickenson. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection Gateau Quebec. Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance.