All posts by Lana Whiskeyjack

Lana is a Cree multidisciplinary artist from Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She researches, writes, and creates to educate and decolonize one creation at a time.

Remembering our past helps us learn and plan Sharing our connections with gratitude and a smile

I have a lot of blessings to smile about when I think about being nehiyaw, a Cree person.

Smiling is an act of gratitude and connection, and there are so many blessings I am grateful for as a nehiyawiskwew (Cree woman). The act of introduction in nehiyawewin (Cree language) is a reminder of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual response that evokes a smile (pahpiwânâkosiwin).

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