Performing Turtle Island

Indigenous Theatre on the World Stage
  • Author Name: Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber (ed)
  • Publisher: University of Regina Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • ISBN: 9780889776562

About the Book

Understanding Indigenous cultures as critical sources of knowledge and meaning, each essay in Performing Turtle Island addresses issues that remind us that the way to reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples is neither straightforward nor easily achieved. Comprised of multidisciplinary and diverse perspectives, this anthology considers performance as both a means to self-empowerment and self-determination, and a way to dialogue with other nations, both on the lands of Turtle Island and on the world stage.

About the Author

Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber is originally from oskana kâ-asastêki and is an associate professor of Indigenous literatures at First Nations University of Canada in Regina. He is the editor of kisiskâciwan: Indigenous Voices from where the River Flows Swiftly and the writer and producer of the Making Treaty 4 performance project Kathleen Irwin is a scenographic artist and scholar who considers performance and spatial practice as it intersects with notions of domestic labour, gender, and agency. She is currently Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina. Moira J. Day is a professor of Drama at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published and lectured widely in the field of Canadian theatre, with a particular focus on women and prairie theatre prior to 1960.

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