"This image represents the home land of the Ojibwa
people called (know by three names) Mooningwane Minnes, The Island of the
Yellow-Shafted Flicker, or Madeline Island. This island is the last stop
of the Ojibwa people's migration. During our journey of migration, the
Ojibwa people where told to look for the place where "food grows on
water", Wild Rice. You will find this island in Lake Superior.
As you look at the image you see the water of Lake Superior, yellow
shafted flicker for Madeline Island, Ojibwa person dancing on the island, and
the outside has hints of moccasins in white, dancing on a background of gray
representing guidance from our elders."
-artist Gordon Coons