Category Archive: Aboriginal Culture

Soaring Youth: Indspire Conference

I was asked to give a speech to donors about my background and how the funds from Indspire contributed to my post-secondary education. Here is what I had to say: Every one of… Continue reading

Trip to Fort Smith, NT Reflections

From my little plane that shook and shuddered, I could see thousands of little lakes that speckled the landscape of the Northwest Territories. Fort Smith receives and sends off one plane a week.… Continue reading

Documentation

A young Anishnawbe girl sits alone in the forest. She has sat for 30 days in the darkness, waiting for a sign from the Creator. She prays for a solution to help her… Continue reading

The Future of Drum Treatment

I can’t speak for other artists, but I regularly reflect of the role of Fine Art in my life. As an audience and an artist. Creativity is part of my life. It nourishes… Continue reading

Setup Evolution and Gimp Weave

In Earlier version of the piece I used a table to hold the drum stick however this ran the risk of loosing the stick. I wanted to secure the stick to the drum… Continue reading

Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel is an important part of Aboriginal healing philosophy. It is a daily guide to living a balanced lifestyle and keeping connected with the Earth. I think its necessary that I… Continue reading

Drum Treatment – User Test

The latest on my Thesis progress, Drum Treatment, is the User Test. The User Test is a mock gallery show. For it, I projected the images onto a curtain and suspended the drum… Continue reading

Drum Treatment Timelapse

The handsome Lindsay Sarazin modeled for my thesis project. He plays the role of the grieving individual who becomes happy. The drum is his medicine.

Drum Teaching

The Drum Teaching I was told from Steeve Teeken was as follows (edits done by me): There was a time long ago when the Anishnawbe and the Dakota shared the same hunting ground.… Continue reading

Published!

My photo was published in Honoring Indigenous Women Volume II. This piece originally took form for a school project depicting a moment that changed my life. It has also been published in “the… Continue reading