Zig Misiak reading from his book Wampum, Ohsweken, Grand River Six Nations Territory, at a cultural reading and story-telling festival.
Remembrance Day at the Grand River Six Nations Territory. I was honoured to have been asked to stand at the cenotaph in my Butlers Rangers uniform carrying the Ranger Colours.
Friend and international artist, Ray Skye, visiting Stoney Creek Battlefield Park. A mutual friend David General created a tribute to the First Nations on this site which was one of the turning points during the War of 1812.
Ken Maracle, Six Nations Wampum Keeper, showing Zig some of his wampum belts.
Haldimand monument on the Grand River Six Nations Territory commemorating the lands given to the Haudenosaunee after the American Revolution along the Grand River.
Meeting these beautiful Yanomami from the Amazon was remarkable, spiritual, enlightening at the same time sad knowing that they too are endangered pleading to be heard.
Elder Art Johnson, Grand River Six Nations, made a water drum for
Zig. He honoured me by singing and beating the drum. I played the horn rattle. This was to give life to the drum.
Medallion given to Zig Misiak by the President of the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Association, Richard Blackwolf. For ongoing bridging between cultures.
Santee Smith's internationally known performance troupe at the Woodland Cultural Ctr., Grand River Six Nations Territory, near Brantford Ontario. Ctr. Santee Smith