Travelling from Six Nations to the Cayuga Nation that is situated near Ithaca, NY I trace the cross-border Cayuga Nation paths. Documenting the spiritual journey of my ancestors along their traditional homelands.
Onak:dot explores themes of history, building futurities, resiliency and reclamation. I challenge the intergenerational impact of displacement rendered through a personal visual narrative. Onak:dot reflects my artistic practice as a process of claiming self-identity and healing. The performative act of travelling home to Cayuga Lake is both a personal and political journey in reclaiming Indigeneity.
The effects of the residential school system impacted generations of Indigenous peoples. In honour of my ancestors and as a way to bridge this gap, I spend time on Cayuga territory to regain traditional knowledge.