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Story in motion: creative collaborations on Tłı̨chǫ lands

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animation, oral history, indigenous, participatory design, collaboration

Abstract (summary)

This exposition describes a creative collaboration in the self-governed Tłı̨chǫ region of Canada’s Northwest Territories. As part of this collaboration, Indigenous research methods and participatory experiences facilitated a process by which regional oral history was visualised and translated into animation. As a long-term project, this research was based on relationships through which a non-Indigenous researcher was able to learn and exchange knowledge with elders and youth from the region. Community workshops facilitated image-making, storytelling sessions, and interaction between generations. The animated film that emerged through this research is an embodiment of cultural knowledge and cultural continuity.

Publication Information

Ruiz, A. and Rabesca, T. (2023). Story in motion: creative collaborations on Tlicho lands. Journal for Artistic Research. 29.


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