I Can

Nan Toskey, MEDIA Artist

A visual exploration of the poem “Variation on a Theme by Rilke” by Denise Levertov

A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me–a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
rang out, metallic–or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.

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Beauty Beneath

Nan Toskey, Producer, Editor, Videographer

Bryan brings out the beauty of diamond willow and makes canes, walking sticks, and other objects.

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Precious Cargo

Nan Toskey, Digital Storyteller

A lost kitten arrives unexpectedly on the family doorstep, bringing lots of love and upheaval to the household.

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We Remember

Nan Toskey, Director & Editor | Mona Smith, Producer & DirectorAllies Media/Art

Video program within Minnesota History Center exhibit, Manoominikewing: Memories of Ricing.

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Anna

Nan Toskey – Director, Editor, Videographer | Produced by MEDIA to Remember

Anna, a member of the federally recognized Red Lake Band of Chippewa, shares some memories with her daughter about growing up on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota.

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