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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24224

Title: Returning Home Through Stories: A Decolonizing Approach to Omushkego Cree Theatre through the Methodological Practices of Native Performance Culture (NPC)
Authors: Brunette, Candace
Advisor: Restoule, Jean-Paul
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: Indigenous Knowledge
Decolonization
Native theatre
Oral Tradition
Cree
Community Art
James Bay
Monique Mojica
Floyd Favel
Erika Iserhoff
Performance
Ontario
Aboriginal
Indigenous Research
Issue Date: 5-Apr-2010
Abstract: This research examines Native Performance Culture (NPC), a unique practice in Native theatre that returns Aboriginal people to the sources of Aboriginal knowledge, and interrupts the colonial fragmenting processes. By looking at the experiences of six collaborators involved in a specific art project, the artist-researcher shares her journey of healing through the arts, while interweaving the voices of artistic collaborators Monique Mojica, Floyd Favel, and Erika Iserhoff. This study takes a decolonizing framework, and places NPC as a form of Indigenous research while illuminating the methodological discourses of NPC, which are rooted in an inter-dialogue between self-in-relation to family, community, land, and embodied legacies. Finally, this research looks at the ways that artists work with Aboriginal communities and with Aboriginal knowledge, and makes recommendations to improve collaborative approaches.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24224
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