Kahnawake - day seven

Easter at the Kahnawake Library.

The sky was blue the clouds incredible...and the highway, as usual, was a gong show. I guess Montreal is ripping down old systems and building new ones and it feels like a drive through an apocalypse. 

Over the Mercier Bridge and onto the Kahnawake Reserve feels like a nice break from the city. 

A detour along the Saint Lawrence River yields a visit  to appreciate the monument for the 33 Mohawk ironworkers killed during the Quebec City Bridge Disaster in 1907. A thoughtful and beautiful memorial that honoured each ironworker individually. 

Lorrie arrived with flowers for the mentors! So sweet. Thank you!

Lorrie continued to edit her audio, making a wonderfully concise story of 2:55 minutes. It was A LOT of listening, reordering and fine editing. Lorrie really understands the process of editing and the software! Fast learner! She also took some photographs of birch bark baskets, that she made herself, to be used in the 'adaptation' portion of her documentary. If Black Ash becomes extinct Birch trees are one material to explore to continue to make baskets with. Her story line starts by talking about the environment, then addresses the cultural practice of basket making and then moves into ways to adapt if the Black Ash tree disappears. Lorrie has decided to attend one more day, Wednesday, to finish up her documentary. 

Joy arrived as well and jumped right into her regalia to have Austin help her record her dancing! Then she created beautiful photo collages with photos, jewelry, beading and other memorabilia. Joy will also return on Wednesday to complete her film! 

Thanks for taking time out on your holidays to work on filmmaking. We laughed A lot!  It was an amazing day!