I acknowledge that the preliminary creative research in this paper was conducted on Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnaabeg (Markstay/Warren Ontario). Further research and writing of this paper was produced on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties (Katarokwi/Kingston Ontario). I am thankful to the ruralists who allowed me to photograph their properties in 2015 and those whom I interviewed. Thank you to Dr. David Murakami Wood and Kim Renders for supervising this project.