T’aaguu (Copper)

T’aaguu (Copper made by Guujaaw)

More than a mystical geometric form

and challenging piece of metallurgy

the Copper’s function is central

to a complex economic system

whereby, in the measure of wealth

a song or a name can be

more valuable than material possessions

influence is gained through respect

earned through life deeds

where prestige is the reward

gained through the distribution

rather than the accumulation of wealth

the value of the copper measured

in accordance with that given

This is the weight of the copper…


Awalaskenis II

Taaw was the centerpiece of a journey to Ottawa called Awalaskenis II: Journey of Truth and Unity