Art + Fact

Further to the meditations on ancestral objects and stories offered by Bonnie Devine …

Artifacts may only be remnants left behind by the people who went before us, but to me, holding an artifact is like shaking hands with the ancestors. They are teachers who have their own stories of how they were created, utilized, and, sometimes, discarded. I encourage other Indigenous people who may have never seen a sherd of Indigenous ceramic or an intrically flaked projectile point to hold them and see the technical and artistic skill needed to create them. And to feel pride in knowing that our ancestors created these objects that have lasted thousands of years.

Stacey Taylor
“An Indigenous Archaeologist at the Rouge National Urban Park” in Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place

And so for day 3046
14.04.2015

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