Indigenous Media Arts in Canada : Making, Caring, Sharing

SKU: 9781771125413

Dana Claxton & Ezra Winton (Eds.)
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Indigenous and settler scholars and media artists discuss and analyze crucial questions of narrative sovereignty, cultural identity, cultural resistance, and decolonizing creative practices in this volume edited by Dana Claxton and Ezra Winton.

Humans are narrative and since the dawn of our existence we have shared stories. Storytelling is what connects us, what helps us give shape and understanding to the world and to each other. Who tells whose stories in which particular ways leads to questions of belonging, power, relationality, community and identity. This collection explores those issues looking in particular at Indigenous representation in media arts with a focus on settler-Indigenous cultural politics in the country known as Canada. Chapters feature roundtable discussions with Indigenous scholars and artists, interviews, film analyses, resurgent media explorations, visual culture advocacy and place-based practices of creative expression.

Eclectic in scope and diverse in perspective, Indigenous Media Arts in Canada is unified by an ethic of conciliation, collaboration, and cultural resistance. Engaging deftly and thoughtfully with instances of cultural appropriation as well as the oppressive structures that seek to erode narrative sovereignty, this collection shines as a crucial gathering of thoughtful critique, cultural kinship, and creative counterpower.  This book contains 40 illustrations.

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