A spot out by the Bay
I’ve always thought so beautiful.
Surrounded by berry bushes
able to see so far beyond.
go by in the distance. And
how the sun reflects on the water.
special to me.
Raised on my family’s ancestral lands,
always felt a spiritual connection
to the water and the land.
Grew up with wild food,
and the natural medicines.
Grandmother always knew the
medicines for any kind of sickness
even cuts and scrapes.
what I protect.
So the people can continue to enjoy these things
to leave clean, fresh water
for future generations
We have to think about them too,
the creator’s law.
written by Brandon Earl MacLeod with words from Jennifer Wabano
About The Author
Brandon Earl MacLeod is a poet, journalist, and teacher based in Edmonton, AB, working as a journalism trainer with Journalists for Human Rights’ Indigenous Reporters Program in Northern Ontario. His love and appreciation for nature run deep, spending much of his time outdoors.
He enjoys reading, exploring, and taking pictures. Brandon was born in Prince Albert, SK, and raised in Cold Lake, AB, and is a member of the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria.