Yesterday, in between what felt like urgent work tasks, I remembered almost by accident to do my most important work: I got up from sitting in front of my computer; I stretched; I went outside; I threw the ball for my sweet Rez dog.
While playing ball, I noticed the world beyond a Zoom screen and email in box. I greeted Aan, bright early spring sun, shining down, warming Mother Earth and all of us humble beings. I witnessed the familiar vast, wide sky of my Indigenous homeland, and admired how our ancient foothills and mountains continue to reach up and greet sky, as they always do. What good relations they model for us. Under my feet I noticed the patches of green grass coming back, restored from a luxurious winter rest.
When we’re done playing ball, my dog and I both eagerly slurp down water drawn from the well at my grandpa’s old home. Chuush! The sacred, nourishing liquid from Mother Earth is a blessing to us.
We had a simple, but fitting, celebration of World Water Day.
Check out these awesome upcoming events! Indigenous Time Management workshop on March 29. Academic Career Trajectory workshop on April 1. The Auntie Way Writing Retreat (9 Weeks) Spring Sessions begin April 2.