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Ellaina Brown
Ellaina Brown | In this space, my place.
Laser-etched wooden panels from Mennonite houses and barns, oil can

Reconciliation always involves understanding where each one of us comes from, and how we’ve made our place on this land. My Mennonite-Brethren identity treats words with authority and texts as sacred. We pride ourselves on our pacifism, following the rules, and our agriculture and industry. As I inspect, research and define my own heritage, I am conflicted by the many histories with which it intersects. Have I placed myself at the expense of others?

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Photo Credit: Karen Asher