Age 20, She / Her | Alberta, Canada
" My artwork is connected to SDG 15, which aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
This goal, Life on Land, resonates with me as I'm passionate about environmental justice and how it intersects with other forms of justice/SDGs.
I'm a Black Immigrant located on Treaty 6 territory, and I've been pondering how I could respect and honour the land I live on and its Indigenous communities. In a climate crisis, we must amplify the voices of Indigenous leaders and knowledge holders who have a profound and sacred relationship with the land.
I took the pictures in my artwork during a summer road trip across the prairies. It inspired me to imagine a world where we (from the individual to the institutional level) can protect and restore the land we are on. For now, it seems like a dream, but I hope we can make it a reality before it is too late. "