I'm writing this to you from Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), in Treaty 6 territory. The area that this project connects and looks closer to, is bound by a number of Treaties including:
Treaties 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10.
This project begins by looking closer to the colonial provincial borders imposed upon the prairie region and how they differ from and are often at odds with the historical and ecological realities of the region. These borders, shaped within the confines of colonialism and white supremacy, are new when you consider the history of the land and the people's who have been here for time immemorial.
I'm hoping that, together, we can consider how grasses might help us to think about these borders otherwise. If you haven't already, please locate yourself with the help of native-land.ca and learn more about the land where your grass seeds will be planted.