Karen: "It was so powerful for me to be able to see ancestral skills passed around from many cultures and to see the similarities woven throughout. Sharon at the nettle weaving table mentioned that nettles have been used by her ancestors in Ireland and by the peoples of this land. And you pointed out that you're remembering skills from your ancestors in China and learning from the practices of other cultures too. It was all magic!"
Haruko: "Up until that time I never felt like I belonged here - typical feeling for many brown people, but journeying across the pristine north of Canada... I finally realized that it was the political, social, cultural structure that made me feel I didn't belong here, but the land said… yes, here is where you are home…To get to the point where I am fully in tune with this land is the hardest thing I've come up against... And I don't think that changing our thinking is going to be enough… we have to go deeper."
Kamala: "The Indigenous Laws of the Land protected the balance; sustainability IS decolonization."
Some Land & Sea participants became knowledge- and skill-holders themselves, and some new acquaintances joined us to share their skills - building capacity within the project, and within ever-widening and -strengthening circles of community.