This image represents the Ojbiwe word Zoongide'ewin (translation). Using organic materials to create the letters on rock is intended to show a deep connection between the land and the Ojibwe culture. (ERIN/NADINE?)
This image is representing how many residential schools forced children to learn cursive.
"The talk you took away. When I was a little girl At Shubenacadie school."
The burned edges of the word in cursive are to depict the beginning of the loss of the language.
This image represents how language became scattered based on Rita Joe's poem. "The scrambled ballad, about my word."
Various materials and coloured letters represent both the Ojibwe language and the English language. Organic letters are used to represent the Ojibwe word Zoongide'ewin whereas bold purple block letters are used to depict the English word Courage. Within the image is also a painting of a bear paw to represent one of the seven grandfather teachings: courage.
The final image in the series shows the english word COURAGE in bold block lettering depicting a more modern "man made" feeling.
"Two ways I talk Both ways I say, Your way is more powerful."
The use of purple was courage as it is the colour that represents healing in Indigenous culture (ERIN/NADINE?).