Notice where you are standing, feel the grass, roots, and soil on which your feet rest.
What happens when you take a moment to think about the land, this land, right here, right now?
Its history long and complicated.
This land is unceded, which means that it was never given away by its first peoples. Instead, this land is protected by a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties made between the Mi’kmaq people and the British crown beginning in 1725. These treaties suggest that later arrivants are guests of Mi’kma’ki, not rightful owners of the land.
Do you feel a connection with this history? With any of its people? Do you feel a connection with the land itself? What does that connection feel like? What does that connection look like? Can you imagine it in your minds eye?
Site is meant to inspire viewer-participants to think about and critically engage with the land where they are standing and its history.
As you walk through the various panels of this art installation, let yourself take time to reflect on your own story and history in relationship to this land. How did you come to be here? What moments in history brought you here?