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Tewarontanonhna (We guard the tree)


Tewarontanonhna (We guard the tree)

Carrie Hill

About the Artist
Carrie Hill is a Haudenosaunee woman from Akwesasne Mohawk Territory and owner of Chill Baskets. The tradition of weaving Black Ash Splints and Sweetgrass goes back many generations in Carrie’s family, her Aunt being her first teacher. She finds honour and pleasure teaching Haudenosaunee Fancy Basketry and is proud to pass along this ancient tradition to her children, her community, and the next generations of artistic leaders.


Tewarontanonhna (We guard the tree) is part of Tree Protection Zone, a transformative Indigenous-led public art exhibition at Hart House Commons. See works by other Tree Protection Zone artists: Shuvinai Ashoona, Susan Blight, Christi Belcourt (Onaman Collective), Isaac Murdoch (Onaman Collective), Taqralik Partridge in collaboration with Nils Ailo Utsi, and Que Rock/Manitou Nemeen (Quentin Commanda).