POWDER-COATED RIMS, 4ONE ARIES AND ACRYLIC WINDOWS: A JOURNEY TOWARDS HOME
What does it mean personally to be here on Coast Salish lands? What does it mean for me to be colonized and to be a colonizer? In this collection, I grapple with these issues and more. Drawing from my life experiences in several areas across the Pacific—Samoa, Hawai’i and the Coast Salish—I write to build relationships and hopefully move towards healing and reconciliation.
I wish first to acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples—the indigenous peoples of today’s central Puget Sound region whose land touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations, and whose land continue to teach me what it means to respect home.