a lit­tle touched with the prairie wolf

Canadian Art - - Generously Supported By Rbc - by Amy Mal­beuf

I write with coy­ote blood on my hands the coy­ote is my kin but I am hu­man with coy­ote blood on my hands (from skin­ning) I skin and stitch and tat­too and tuft to­gether an­ces­tors and aun­ties

In these pages, you will see a sash wo­ven and gifted to me by Jessie Short; bead­work by Ruby Sweet­man in one of the many de­signs by Elder Elsie Quin­tal next to a stitched tat­too that I did for Ruby in the same de­sign; an art­work in progress that in­cluded a string braided and gifted to me by Jeneen Frei Njootli; a hand-poke tat­too by Dion Kaszas on my hand next to my gloved hand—cov­ered in the blood of a coy­ote af­ter skin­ning it—a coy­ote that was pro­vided by my dad, James Mal­beuf; and James’s gun case, made by an un­known maker that’s been passed down be­tween two gen­er­a­tions. All other bead­work and tuft­ing is done by me. Thank you to my cousin Laurie Mac­in­roy for the space to cre­ate and shift be­tween worlds and the hard work, love and sup­port of my hus­band, Jor­dan Ben­nett.

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