Wënchikàneit Visions


Wënchikàneit Visions is a collection of essays that explores the connection to place and history through the lens of absence, forgetfulness, and abandonment. The pieces and collection as a whole turn to often overlooked physical spaces of the region around Waawiiyaatanong, and consider their central role in both its past and its future. The pieces are organized as visions occurring in regards to the moons from September (Hunters Moon) until February (Deep Snow Moon) and utilize traditional teachings and myths to contemplate these forgotten or abandoned places.

From: Enta Linkwehëlate: White Path Vision

And in the sliver of her light, she speaks. Says, understand that our world comes into existence through vision. Not one, but many. Because creation rests its body atop the gossamer webs that run through all things. Its essence in the manner that things come connected to each other. Without crow, there is no fire, only snow and ice piled past the tops of tallest cedars. Without stonefish, there is not dry land on this turtle’s back, nor place for roots to sink into. Without thunderbird there can be no rain to wash spring into being. She insists this through vision. We are portioned out pieces of the collective whole that is creation.

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D.A. Lockhart is the author of five poetry, includ- ing Gravel Lot That was Montana (Mansfield Press 2018) and This City at the Crossroads (Black Moss Press 2017). He currently splits his time between Waawiiyaatanong and Pelee Island. Lockhart is a turtle clan citizen of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation. He is the publisher at Urban Farmhouse Press.

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Weight0.25 oz
Dimensions23 × 15 × 1.5 in

Released: 2019
Pages: 70
Format: Paperback