Aaniin, Aki-egwaniizid (Ahki-ekwanîsit) indanishinaabewinikaazowin. Name niin nindoodem. Niin indanishinaabekwe. This means: "Hi, All That Covers The Earth is my traditional name. Sturgeon is my clan. I am an Anishinaabe woman."
Who and what am I? First and foremost, I am a First Nations woman, mother, and grandmother and an artist. Our pain as a Aboriginal People keeps my heart wrapped in tears. It provides inspiration to my fingertips that search this realm for lost hope. I am a First Nations woman, mother, and grandmother and an artist, can you feel my love reaching out through my work?
- Simone McLeod