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In-Depth 2015: The Aftermath

The title makes it sound like In-depth was a disaster, but it was actually really great this year! Although I had a math test two days later, so that’s kind of aftermath I guess… Anyhow, I promised in my last post that I would put up my artist statement and some of the editing that went into it, so this post will tell you a bit more about that and.. Read More

In Depth Post #7: The Creation of the Planets

So, on Monday night, I created Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. I think in the Bible, it took 6 days or so to create the Earth, but I made 4 planets, and it only took me about an hour.Of course, my planets are about the size of large buttons. In this post, I’ll be talking about how emotions and diversions affect my conversations and progress with my mentor. Especially in.. Read More

99 years of Wisdom in 99 seconds

 “Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.” A quote from the times when I still walked the earth. Recent events have left me dizzy – not from the fast-paced changes we are going through, but from constantly rolling in my grave. In this year of the confederation of Canada, I am now 54 years dead. If I still lived, I would be 99 years old – older than.. Read More

Pan-Aboriginal Confederation, anyone?

As the years have passed, I have seen the aboriginal condition only worsen. We do not have the rights that the white men enjoy, nor the power to bargain for any sort of deal. The treaties continue to sell our land, without regard for the people and where they will hunt and live. The white people invade our land even where there are no treaties, and force us out of.. Read More

New areas to explore – In Depth week 10

So, for most of Spring Break I was in Cuba, with the school music department. The cool thing about Cuba is that, because of the US embargo, they are forced to re-use or maintain a lot of their old technology and materials; for example, the Cuban cars. In Cuba, each family has one car that may have been passed down for generations. The car bodies are from the mid 1900s,.. Read More

Shots fired….Tecumseh’s dying thoughts

It is a chill morning. Fall has its grip upon the land, and turns the trees the colours of the carrots and corn ready for the last harvest. But I have never been a farmer. My trade is the spear, soft footsteps, and sudden war cries. My brother would have told me, the duty of the warrior is to protect his people; but as of late, my people are scattered and.. Read More

The center of the solar system…. In-depth #6

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats White hat = information Red hat = feelings and intuition Black hat = critical thinking Yellow hat = values and benefits Green hat = new ideas/alternatives Blue hat = organizes other hats; moderator In the last two weeks of in-depth, I’ve had the chance to further develop my two main art pieces: the jellyfish and the space junk mobile. I’ve had a lot of.. Read More

Mapping Out (British North) America

I really like historical maps. Especially the one that Fiona added to the resource library, where you can click on different dates to see the changes in state or country boundary lines.  “After the war of 1812, immigration to British North America led to a more diversified economy, with lumbering, farming and shipbuilding growing in both the Maritimes and in the Canadas. But by the 1830s there was a great.. Read More

1st Mentor Meeting: Mission Successful

So, I had my first meeting with my mentor last night. I was a bit worried, because we’d never met before and I wasn’t entirely sure what would transpire that evening. But, “only good things” as I told myself, were about to occur. My mentor is an incredibly kind and generous person. She lives within a 15 minute drive for me, so she’s also quite local. When meeting with her,.. Read More

An Original Title

Where have we been? Where are we going? These questions really change depending on who I define “we” as. It could be the universe, or a specific group of people, like the TALONS class. For the sake of brevity and my sanity, I will set “we” to mean the human species for now. Aside from where we’ve literally been as a species (the Earth, Moon and nearby areas of outer.. Read More

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