In Encounters On Contested Lands, Julie Burelle Employs A Performance Studies Lens To Examine How Instances Of Indigenous Self Representation In Qu Bec Challenge The National And Identity Discourses Of The French Qu B Cois De Souche The French Speaking Descendants Of White European Settlers Who Understand Themselves To Be Settlers No But Rather Colonized And Rightfully Belonging To The Territory Of Qu Bec Analyzing A Wide Variety Of Performances, Burelle Brings Together The Theater Of Alexis Martin And The Film L Empreinte, Which Repositions The French Qu B Cois De Souche As M Tis, With Protest Marches Led By Innu Activists The Indigenous Company Ondinnok S Theater Of Repatriation The Films Of Yves Sioui Durand, Alanis Obomsawin, And The Wapikoni Mobile Project And The Visual Work Of Nadia Myre These Performances, Burelle Argues, Challenge Received Definitions Of Sovereignty And Articulate New Ones While Proposing To The Province And, Specifically, To The French Qu B Cois De Souche, That There Are Alternative Ways To Imagine Qu Bec S Future And Remember Its Past The Performances Insist On Qu Bec S Contested Nature And Reframe It As Animated By Competing Sovereignties Together They Reveal How The Colonial Present Tense And Tense Colonial Present Operate In Conjunction As They Work To Imagine An Alternative Future Predicated On Decolonization Encounters On Contested Lands Engages With Theater And Performance Studies While Making Unique And Needed Contributions To Qu Bec And Canadian Studies, As Well As To Indigenous And Settler Colonial Studies
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- Encounters on Contested Lands
- Julie Burelle
- 02 April 2018 Julie Burelle