Greetings & Welcome!
I am a Wolf Clan woman of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation at Kahnawà:ke where I currently live with my family. I also have friends and family in Tiohtiá:ke (aka Montreal) and consider the land and the waterways an extension of my home as it is part of our traditional territory – an Indigenous metropolis that has been here for many generations.
My name Wahéhshon means, “It/She walks about” in Kanien’kéha which is why I have chosen this name to share how I have walked about on Mother Earth and continue to move forward as a Pathmaker. This cyber “space” is my “clearing in the woods”, a way of sharing the many aspects of who I am, to weave together the past, present and future to create new pathways moving forward. All of my stories, work, art, relationships, memories, teachings and paths into the “future imaginary” are from my perspective or reflect the way I have been told or learned from family, community, Longhouse teachings and Elders. My approach is from a place of deep respect and humility, I encourage you to take the same approach here too!
Update (April 10, 2018): This website started as a proposal for my final project in a course called “DART 630: Indigenous Future Imaginary” at Concordia University, taught by Jason Edward Lewis. The project grew and was finally submitted with several deliverables: this website, a 30 page multi-concept paper and stories, and 10 slides.
Niá:wen (thank you).