Title: Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother
Date: 1991, 1992, 1996
Medium: Sound installation - wood, megaphone
Location: Various locations within Canada and the United States of America
"This artwork was my response to what is now referred to in Canadian history as the "Oka Crisis." During the summer of 1990, many protests were mounted in support of the Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake in their struggle to maintain their territory. This object was taken into many First Nations communities - reservation, rural, and urban. I was particularly interested in locating the Aboriginal voice on the land. Asking people to address the land directly was an attempt to hear political protest as poetic action."