Present is the Past: Flowing into New Waters


  • Carlie Kane


Water, Indigenous Peoples, Storytelling, Land rights, Water rights


My name is Carlie Kane, and I am the grand daughter of Elizabeth Terry Southwind, a matriarch from Obishikokaang [Lac Seul First Nation] on Treaty 3 territory. As an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School and the Indian Day school system, re-learning my Anishinaabe identity and reconnecting with the Land and Water is part of my journey. This is my story.


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Author Biography

Carlie Kane

Carlie’s dedication to Indigenous Peoples stems through the reclamation and reconnection to her Anishinaabe culture. Carlie is an Anishinaabekwe (Anishinaabe woman) with community ties to Obishkokaang (Lac Seul First Nation). Although her familial connections were suppressed through racism and discrimination due to colonialism, ultimately her ties to culture to and community have remained resilient and strong. 




How to Cite

Kane, C. (2023). Present is the Past: Flowing into New Waters. At The Forks, 2(1). Retrieved from