These two murals were created by artist Eruoma Awashish for the new Maison Akhwà’tsire (which means “my family” in Mohawk), designed to provide permanent housing for homeless aboriginal people. Initiated by the organization Projets autochtones du Québec (PAQ), the space now boasts these two works that represent several symbols: the design in the bustards’ bodies symbolizes the territory, as in a topographical map. They are stronger when they fly together, and know their way to a milder climate. The people who will pass through this shelter are like bustards. They’ll be stronger together and fly off to a gentler life, like a migratory passage to the light.