This work is a remaking of an object my mooshum made which was a piece of wood with the words ‘metis billy stick’ written on it. I think of this piece as being a gift and a collaboration with him. I see so much of the things made and done by my old family members as being art and I think part of my work is to recognize this fact. Almost everything in this photo has been made by hand. I really see this piece as a labour of love, and a way to give back to my community.