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Carly Nabess, Noohtay (Longing)

Carly Nabess, Noohtay (Longing), Multimedia (Glass beads, watercolor & ink), 30″ x 22″, 2020           

Noohtay (Longing) is an expression of nostalgia for a place I only know from stories. The beads represent the landscapes of my Michif family. When I look at the map of Manitoba, I can see images of my grandfather, grandmother, dad, aunties and uncles’ stories. The stories from places they lived and loved. I long to hear the music and languages, smell the baking bannock, and feel the fur of the sled dogs contained in their memories.