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Living in the Tall Grass

“LIVING IN THE TALL GRASS Poems of Reconciliation was published by Chief R. Stacey Laforme in 2017.  This book of poetry speaks to his connection to our Mother the Earth, and was written to raise awareness of reconciliation.  The poem Sacred Trust is reprinted with permission from Chief Laforme.  For copies of the book please contact Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation 

Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation
2789 Mississauga Road R.R. #6
Hagersville, Ontario
N0A 1H0

Tel: (905)768-1133

Sacred Trust

We are the keepers of this land

She shelters and sustains us

Long after the flesh fails the spirit

We will care for these lands

Our drums will be heard upon the winds

Our voices in the rustle of the leaves

My people have a sacred trust with the land

A trust no man may break, a trust that death cannot sever

We were here when you first stepped foot upon this land

And here we will remain long after the last step has disturbed her soil

Stacey Laforme