Spontaneous Witnessing Response Poetry
By Diane McLeod
Deep into the earth, we must go.
Aki (Mother Earth) nurtures.
I love you, Makwa (Bear).
I love you, Aki.
I love you, Gitche Manitou (Great Energy/Great Love).
You are forever loved in a time of anguish.
You are healing medicines.
I am presently an art therapy student at Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy: Diploma Program (WHEAT) in Canada. I am mostly a self-taught artist that was born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada in 1965. I am from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation located 76 km away from Kenora. I live in Kenora where I work as a professional artist.
I am an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) and mixed cultured woman, and mother of three and from the Makwa Doodem (Bear Clan). My short experimental videos are informed and influenced by a spirituality of a higher self, guardians, and ancestors.