The Anishinaabeg know this place as Waawiiyaatanong. For generations across millenia, they’ve lived in the Great Lakes region and continue to live here today despite enduring hundreds of years forced removal and genocide. In our conversations for change on immigration rights within Detroit we need to honor the original caretakers. In centering these teachings we will have a better guide to a more sustainable and humane way in approaching our viewpoints on immigration. What can the creation of turtle island according to the Anishinaabeg teach us about community?
Anishinaabe Creation Story by Rosa María Zamarrón
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rosa María Zamarrón is a Documentary Photographer from Southwest Detroit. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A in Photography, focusing primarily on Documentary/Photo-journalism. She has exhibited in various cities such as Grand Rapids, New York City, Detroit, Austin, and Rome, Italy. Her work has been in various publications including Vogue, Hour Detroit Magazine, The Detroit Free Press and more.