Tim Whiskeychan is a multi-disciplinary artist from Waskaganish, a small community on the southern tip of James Bay. Regarded as one of the living Cree masters of the arts, his work not only adorns the institutions and homes of the Eeyou Istchee, but can also be found all over the world, as his lifetime of work has permeated to international galleries and private collectors. His work reflects the traditions and culture of Cree life but are also rooted in contemporary practices and techniques of art making. He considers the legacy and encouragement of his own artistic family line his greatest influence. Citing his parents accomplishments in their own fields of tamarack goose decoys and beading the foundation for his work. With their spirit and his culture deeply rooted in how he tells his story through art, Tim Whiskeychan embodies the true spirit of Cree artistry. This monument is made of aluminum, tipi shaped with the side panels cut to show images of Eeyou Istchee. The sculpture overlooks the Rupert River which has been dammed to create a reservoir, which covered much of the surrounding landscape, to generate hydroelectric power. The monument is meant to honour the land, the people (Eeyou / Eenou) and the animals of Eeyou Istchee, all of whom have lived in this territory interdependently for countless generations, as well as the river itself, which was one of the main transportation arteries between inland and coastal areas for thousands of years prior to the mid 2000s.