In Anishnaabemowin daanis is the stem for daughter, it doesn’t exist as a word independently. It needs a prefix to denote relationship in order to make sense.
We don’t exist independently. We live in layers of relationships, among ancestors and descendants in a web that stretches far beyond our senses. But how do we live as good relatives? What does it mean to say, all my relations. This is the question that drives me. The question that provokes my podcast, my writing, my activism.
How do we live in good relationship with all our relations?