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-nuhsawʌhtat- to add on a room, to extend a house

Rowan Red Sky

September 11, 2015 - October 17, 2015

Essay by Geneviève Wallen

September 11th – October 17th, 2015

Rowan Red Sky

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Kanuhséshn(e) means Longhouse, the traditional communal living arrangements of the Onʌyota’aka and other Haudenosaunee nations. As the extended family grows, -nuhsawʌhtat-, we add on new rooms, the house grows longer. We support each other. The contemporary longhouse is a community space, and an educational space. I claim this space to centre myself, explore interweavings between Aboriginal identity and spirituality, land rights issues, the effort to decolonize myself and our land, and to heal personal experiences of violence. – Rowan Sky

With collaborations by Haley Yael Firkser and Sara Parker-Toulson; and Veena Singh, Veenasaurus Rex on Youtube.