“We are a part of the land. Water flows within us; those memories are there. When we have the opportunity to just be silent on the land and to open ourselves up, we can receive so much.” – Carolynne Crawley
A self-proclaimed naturalist, Carolynne is passionate about reconnecting with the land and sharing her knowledge of traditional skills, which include foraging for wild foods and medicines, tracking, bird language and more. As a member of the international Art of Mentoring community, she embarked on ‘a week long experience immersing participants in a living, learning culture of nature and self-awareness.’ She hopes this ancient knowledge will one day become mainstream once again. Her dream is to be able to create space for people to reconnect with the land one being at a time.
This photo of Carolynne was taken by Anishinaabe Kwe and is on display at Tribal Eye and The Organic Press. Chi-miigwetch to Carolynne and Red Works Photography for capturing this stunning portrait. The photo series will be on display for #IndigenousRising in Kensington Market in Tkaronto for the entire month of May during CONTACT Photography Festival, so make sure to stop