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. Advertisements

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


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

Not meant to be: story of the sensor and drum

My good friend was kind enough to lend me her hand drum to use in my project. I suspect it’s made from moosehide and the sound really improves if I put it in… Continue reading

Thesis Project: Proof of Concept & Feedback

I successfully integrated the sensor (piezo vibration sensor that picked up vibrations from a native American drum) with combined processing sketches (3 portrait photos of states of grief, seen above) and an electrocardiogram… Continue reading

First Interview!

My friend Diana recognized my extensive extracurriculars and asked if I would comment. This was my first interview and it was a little painful reading all the ‘likes’ I say casually. I think… Continue reading

Thesis Concept Progress

I conducted an interview with the manager of Anishnawbe Health in Toronto. I wanted to know about running a culturally sensitive health practice. How to balance spiritual and physical care. As a symbol… Continue reading

Two Row II by Alan Michelson

I first heard about the Two Row Wampum Treaty when I visited the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford with the Canadian Roots Program in February 2012. The Treaty was to articulate the relationship… Continue reading

A Tribe Called Red

I really enjoy this band. They have combined electronic, hip hop and traditional drum. I can relate to it as an urban aboriginal. It seems like a natural progression from the Pow Wows… Continue reading