Braided Grass, as a work encompassing both action and document, serves as an insertion of a feminine indigenous subject in the city, both literally—the artist is a Cree-Métis woman—and symbolically through acts of intimacy with the land. Gabrielle Hill’s series of site-specific interventions and sculptures titled Waste Lands brings into visibility ephemeral spatial occupation and points to modes of ownership derived from actual use rather than proprietorship. In 2012 and 2013, Hill produced a series of site-specific interventions in the semi-vacant space that is the CN rail yard located east of Strathcona Park and delimitated west by Glen Drive and south by Terminal Avenue.