In Oil We Trust is a critical examination of the traditions of flag-flying and how flags relate to colonial ceremony and nationhood, and in turn how these things intersect and conflict with Indigenous ways of world-building. This flag was raised in a performance that emulated a flag raising ceremony yet, rather than the typical territorial symbology, the flag here is an image of bitumen: a proposal for a more realistic representation of Canada’s true interests and priorities. The live footage here is a durational installation of a webcam live-feed of the raised flag, which is documenting its slow disintegration in the face of the elements, honouring the weather’s ability to ultimately dissolve the stronghold of colonial extraction. The weather doesn’t care about a nation state's interests. The weather doesn’t care about profits or markets or wars. The weather cares only about its next breath.