Every Child Matters. They Tried to Bury Us (they didn’t know we were seeds)

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 36″

For all those who did not survive the brutal Indian Residential/Boarding School legacy that lasted from the 1870s in the US
and ended in 1996 in Canada. The vpeople throuhildren have continued to call to us for more than a
century. We reclaim the spirit of our people through the reclamation of our children. We unearth the
truth of ourselves with each precious child we unearth to reclaim as our kin. May their spirits rise and
grow toward the sun, and may our heavy hearts and weary spirits be lifted with them. We dance for our
children to make this so.