Chapter 13- March 22, 2022
Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias (iskwēw, s/her) is a Spoken Word Poet, Social Innovator, and arts educator based in the Treaty Lands now known as Little Pine First Nation, Treaty 6 Territory on Saskatchewan. She continues the spoken word custom of the nehīyaw people virtually, right from her home community, with poetry and spoken word art in her toolkit. Her approach to the arts is an offering of anti-racist, decolonizing, and safe(r) space. Her artistic style and perspective speaks from the experience of a rez-based Indigenous femme, but she reminds settlers and non-Indigenous people she does not represent all Indigenous perspectives.