Indigenous Knowledge, Contemporary Performance is a major research project that is dedicated to investigating the analysis and use of Indigenous cultural forms of expression in the creation of contemporary Indigenous theatre and performance. The project’s research team includes artists and University of Guelph researchers, such as, Candace Brunette (Omushkego Cree), Jill Carter (Anishinaabe), Brenda Farnell, Michael Greyeyes (Plains Cree), LeAnne Howe (Choctaw), Ric Knowles, and Monique Mojica (Kuna and Rappahannock).

The project contributes to Indigenous knowledge by aiming to revitalize Indigenous performance, which has long been fixated on “the victim narrative,” and turning to structural principles of Indigenous forms that remain unbroken after 400 years of colonization.

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