These 2022 beaded prints on muslin are a series I created from a cross-sectional round of Douglas fir. The fir round featured came from a tree that was felled in 2021 on the property where I live. The original idea for this project was to create work inspired by the land I live on in Whistler, while acknowledging the fact that my home is on the unceded, traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation and the Squamish Nation. While land acknowledgements are becoming more common, I wanted to use an image from the land to help draw a more meaningful connection to the fact that many of us occupy traditional territories that are not our own.As the project progressed I chose to situate myself and my Nation within the work by replicating each colour of the Harm Reduction sash — a gift to me from the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC). The sash was inspired by Métis community members dialoguing and working together to support health in the Métis Nation. Each colour of the sash represents a specific area of healing or aspect of health. I further embellished the prints with beadwork to honour my own path of reclaiming Métis identity.