Land Acknowledgement

Declaration & Statement

 

Growing up in 'Huron County' ... where a lot of my work is based, this ongoing project is an opportunity to acknowledge that the land my family works on is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples.

I recognise Indigenous communities continued stewardship of the land and water, and that the territory I call 'home' was subject to which multiple nations agreed to care for the land and resources by the Great Lakes in peace.

In conversations and in work, I aim to acknowledge and pledge to recognise the Upper Canada Treaties signed in regards to this land, which include Treaty #29 and Treaty #45 1/2, and the role as treaty people, committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation, gratitude, and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.

Igneous extrusive, rock portrait, Iceland.

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Rock Portrait, Igneous extrusive - Iceland.

Igneous extrusive, rock portrait, Iceland.

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Rock portrait, Lake Nippissing - Canada.

Igneous extrusive, rock portrait, Iceland.

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Soil, still image (2min film/performance) Huron County, Canada.  

**click on image for film.

I miss the land but does the land miss me?

A series of performances to camera created in 2021 investigating 'the weight of things', longing, and the body in landscape; Iceland and Canada. 

© 2021 Carali McCall