"By living here for so long, I have made this incredible relationship with place and land. I wouldn't trade that for anything." "I had to ten traps when I was ten. When I was thirteen, I had one hundred forty five, me and my father together. I've got my license, and my boat is fixed. Chances are if I can walk, I'll be there lobstering." "Someone is always offering me a million dollars for the farm saying, 'you can live anywhere you want.' And I say, that's what I am doing right now." "There is something about 'islandness' that is so special. Living on a deep water island, the land is so connected to your life." "I knew I was a Micmac, but what that meant as a young person, I did not know. My practice is in the native spirituality. We are caregivers." "The land and the love of the outdoors, and the hunting and the fishing, that will always stay in the family." "I grew up here down the road. I bought this property in 1932, and started with a pair of oxen to pull a swivel plow. I'd hold the oxen, and my husband would hold the plow." "This piece of land has supported us all these years, and it will continue to do so one way or another." "We farm eight hundred acres of potatoes and the rest in rotation crops. Farming is a way of life. It strengthens rural communities. I love the wide open spaces. The air seems so pure." "I think of myself like a dandelion root, very deeply planted here."