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Our Women, Our Strength
Gakinamashkawizi Anishinaabekwewag (Our women, Our Strength)
Artist: Simone McLeod
Acrylic on watercolor paper 2014
18 x 24 inch (ca. 45.7 x 61 cm)
Original: 860 CAD/ 765 USD*/ 600 EUR*
Product code: ORFS6
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The strength and beauty of our women
This painting celebrates womanhood and the strong roles women play in our communities.
Our People have survived a lot in the past as a genocide was brought down upon us. Like other peoples before us, we will prevail and we will be strong again. It is the Anishinaabekwewag, the proud women of our Nations, - the Odishkwaagamig, the Misizaagiwininiwag, the Omàmiwininiwak, and the Ojibweg, the Odaawaag, the Boodewaadamiig, the Manoominiig -, as well as those of the Cree, the Lakota, the Haudenosaunee, the Dine', the Kwakwaka'wakw and all the other Nations of Turtle Island, who play a key role in our survival.
The trees and the roots that I painted in there represent the strength and the beauty Mother Earth has always instilled in each of us.
"Oh to be a member of that beautiful circle of women and sisters is to know one will never be alone again. I was once the babe in the arms of a mother, then i was the sister to two, then i was the mother to four and now grandmother to four. This circle of life is continually bestowing us with gifts if we just learn to see them and accept them. I am happy."