In Earth’s Care Podcast Series

This is a trilingual podcast series rooted in critical conversations around justice, healing, and sustainability that extend between what is known as Vancouver and Latin America. All episodes take the form of a braided conversation where intergenerational and intercultural voices share sonic space. The focus is not reaching consensus or totalizing solutions about the current …

Coming of Age in the Climate Change Era

This podcast aims to weave the multiplicity of existence of low-intensity struggle youth and how they relate to climate collapse. Through creating an artistic palimpsest of stories, this podcast aims to lead listeners into visceral witnessing. This plurivocal storytelling hopes to incite connection, create support, and deepen inquiries for fellow youth. It is not about …

(The difficulties of) Truth and Reconciliation

The Canadian government has declared September 30 a federal statutory holiday (National Day of Truth and Reconciliation) to recognize the violent legacy of residential schools. Different Indigenous peoples respond differently to this initiative. Some of these differences are generational: while it could be important for residential school survivors to hear the acknowledgement of the harm …

Avaaz Petition: Protect the Amazon and Indigenous rights or face international boycott

OUR INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND COLLABORATORS IN BRAZIL ARE FACING A HUGE THREAT, AS THE COUNTRY IS VOTING TO TAKE AWAY INDIGENOUS LANDS, TO CANCEL INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND TO REMOVE THE PROTECTIONS OF THE AMAZON FOREST. PLEASE SUPPORT US IF YOU CAN BY SIGNING THE OPEN LETTER BELOW. Open letter to the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court and …

Gift Contract

Written by Vanessa Andreotti, Elwood Jimmy, and Bill Calhoun, February 24, 2021 Decolonial analysis The usual story of change is that there is a problem with the system that needs to be solved. The degree of the problem can vary from the system “not working optimally” to “totally screwed up”. The logical solution proposed is …

Some thoughts on the work of the GTDF collective

In this podcast Vanessa Andreotti offers some thoughts on the analyses and directions that motivate the work of the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Collective. Click here for a related video in Portuguese. Transcribed text (audio): In the Decolonial Futures Collective, our main analysis is that colonialism doesn't start with subjugation of people or occupation of …

Notes for a comparative review on 3 Indigenous performances

Elwood and Vanessa talk about their notes for a review (that may or may not be written one day) comparing three recent plays written by Indigenous artists: Children of God (a musical about residential school violence by Corey Payette) Material Witness (SpiderWoman Theatre) Looking for Tiger Lily (Anthony Hudson/drag clown Carla Rossi)