Ka’shatsténshera - Power, 2017 - Lindsey Lickers, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe

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Lindsey Lickers is a Haudenosaunee/ Anishinaabe multi-media artist, arts facilitator, and program developer originally from Six Nations of the Grand River with ancestral roots to the Mississaugas of the Credit. Her traditional name is ‘Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe’, which translates to ‘Medicine Water Woman’ and she is of the turtle clan. Recently, she was awarded a commission to create a permanent public installation for the Region of Waterloo’s light rail transit system that will speak to the historical stewardship of the land base of Waterloo and the importance of agriculture from a First Nations perspective.

Lickers created Ka’shatsténshera – Power to celebrate the sacred, natural abilities people have to create and map their own lives. At the same time, our lives are interwoven and overlapping with each other’s experiences. This piece speaks to the power we have to create, because of the choices we make for ourselves.