Throughout the pandemic our family has been spending much time outdoors and on the land. During this time we have been engaged in many discussions about the health and well being of Mother Earth, including in depth conversations about the trauma Mother Earth has endured. Our 7 year old daughter who is a Modern dancer and Jingle dress dancer, has conveyed the need and want to express her love and healing energy towards Mother Earth through dance, supported by our hand drum and cow horn rattle.
Territory: Treaty 13 and Williams Treaties territory currently known as Toronto, Ontario, as well as Treaty 6 territory of central Alberta
Maria-Luisa Taylor is of Mohawk, Taino and Azteca descent originally from Kahnawake, Quebec. This 7-year-old spends her academic years in Toronto, Ontario attending Montessori school, studying Ballet, Indigenous dance styles, swimming, zoology, soccer and contributing to numerous Indigenous conferences, conventions and festivals. She spends her summers out west in Treaty #6 territory with her extended family participating in the Pow-wow circuit, and participating in numerous Plains Cree ceremonies.
Maria-Luisa expresses that when she grows up she would like to continue to practice her Indigenous culture and study to become a Zoologist.