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Juneteenth

Monique Verdin: Juneteenth June 19th. Juneteenth, a day of celebration, a day of mourning. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865, news reaches Galveston, Texas informing enslaved peoples working on plantations that they are “free.” One hundred and three years later, Nina Simone said, “I’ll tell you what freedom is to

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Between Spirit and Surrender   I forgive everything that made our truth. My spirit never surrenders and you are never free of the past – your heart –damaged beyond the emotions we have known.                              Love has survived-                                                      

Greater Horizons

Greater Horizons   These pieces reflect on history and current events, with an understanding there is perpetual motion in the universe. All are reflecting on destiny, horizons, and inevitable change.  There is a human story that inspired each piece. They are an honoring of significant achievement and how good Ojibwekwe energy makes the world better.