To Be Continued
To Be Continued is a claim for visual sovereignty. It is about taking back power through the relationship of a mother and her daughter in relation to historical genocide and disenfranchisement. I enlist auto-ethnography as an apparatus to offer you a visual articulation of a mother’s conscious actions to connect her daughter to her complex history, her water, her land, and her cultures for survival. For me, for my family, for many native people, and for my daughter the “Indian Wars” are not over. “To Be Continued” acknowledges my daughter’s Indigenous womanhood within a reality where the wars have not subsided. There are other kinds of war, with legislation, not howitzers; water rights, land acquisition, dam removal, salmon restoration, self-determination and blood quantum. There is always a fight.