Retreating to Re-Treat
A Performative Encounter at the "Edge of the Woods"
In 2019, a group of scholar-artists led by Jill Carter stood with their audience in a liminal space at the edge of the woods--a space between now and then, a space between now and later. Together, they engaged in a survivance intervention: an Indigenous reclamation of territory, using Storyweaving practices rooted in personal connections to the land as a method of restor(y)ing treaty relationships.
Retreating to Re-Treat documents both their artistic offering and creation process, offered in the spirit of knowledge-sharing and enriching scholarship around collaborative practices. By revealing their unique and still-developing method for addressing a fraught and tangled (hi)story, the Collective Encounter invites readers to join them as we mediate those sites of profound experiences and renewal--sites in which the project of conciliation might truly begin.
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