Arts as witnessing, healing, and resurgence


  • Gladys Rowe University of Calgary


healing, arts, resurgence, Indigenous


WISPC special issue arts section introduction.


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Archibald, L. & Dewar, J. (2010). Creative Arts, Culture, and Healing: Building an Evidence Base. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 8(3), p. 1-25.

Fontaine, L, Forbes, L., McNab, W., Murdock, L. & Stout, R. (2014). Nimâmâsak: The legacy of First Nations women honouring mothers and motherhood. In D.M. Lavell-Harvard & K. Anderson (Eds.), Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery (pp. 251-266), Ontario: Demeter Press.

Maracle, L. (1996). I am woman: A native perspective on sociology and feminism. Press Gang Publishers.

Sium, A., & Ritskes, E. (2013). Speaking truth to power: Indigenous storytelling as an act of living resistance. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 2(1), pp. I-X

Simpson, L. (2011). Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence. Arbeiter Ring Publishing.

Simpson, L. & Manitowabi, E. (2013). Theorizing resurgence from within Nishnaabeg thought, In J. Doerfler, N.S. Sinclair, N & H.K. Stark (Eds.), Centering Anishinaabeg studies: Understanding the world through stories (pp. 279-296), Michigan: Michigan State University Press & University of Manitoba Press.