words of wisdom from the land of the nacotchtank, piscataway, and delaware

by waaseyaa'sin christine sy

“…where we’re going we’ve never been before, and it’s going to be very beautiful…”

~ Alannis Obomsawin, Abenaki, 82 years old, speaking on her film, Trick or Treaty, #NAISA2015

NOTE: The reference to the Indigenous peoples of this land comes from Margaret Noodin, “Ditiba’oode Aabiskose Anishinaabemowin: Experiences in Language Revitalization from Translation to Code” (Introduction to panel). Today this place is popularly known as Washington, D.C..