I had the pleasure of being a part of On Being's inaugural cohort for this residency where we were exploring the questions:
What does it mean to be human?
How do we want to live?
Who will we be to each other?
My goal with this project was to explore and deepen our relationship with water, realizing along the way that they are a koan.
"I see my work as a web weaver, utilizing the ancestral technologies of storytelling in order to strengthen and uplift kinship. I carry with me teachings about the way stories move through space and time connecting the human experience with the divine, the spirits of the earth and our non-human kin. I seek to create work that re-routes our neural pathways and helps us to re-member these ways of being."
Wild Ricing is a traditional food and way of life for native people here in the Great Lakes. This video documents the first time I went ricing, sharing wisdoms and heart truths that came from the experience.
This film documents our continued journey of learning Anishinaabe lifeways and being in relationship with the land, netting walleye. It shares through an authentic lens the relationships being built between urban indigenous people from Detroit and indigenous people living on the Leech Lake reservation in Minnesota.
Dibaajimowinan is about the importance of sharing our personal stories. Our sacred creation stories teach us how to live and our dibaajimowinan are the dynamic ways in which we create our realities, our personal creation stories. This is the first of a series of films where I am sharing my personal story as a way to weave kinship by sharing heart truths.