Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication. The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Towards ‘environmental reconciliation’: Environmental protection and Indigenous reconciliation through arts-based research

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Author(s): 
Takach, Geo
Cook, Kyera
Category of presentation: 
Scholarly papers
Abstract: 

Informed by a literature review and media audit identifying scholarly and popular literature and publicly available works intersecting environmental communication, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and arts-based research, this presentation explores two questions: first, how can literature define and inform ‘environmental reconciliation’ to position and encourage environmental protection in ways that acknowledge, address, and aim to redress imbalances in power among Indigenous and settler peoples honestly, respectfully, openly and positively; and second, how can interweaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge and arts-based research create communications to advance environmental reconciliation in Canada and beyond.