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The Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA, co-directed by Daniel Coleman  and Lorraine York) will hold its first gathering on March 1, 2016. CCENA understands society to be formed of various interpretive communities, whose outlooks and objectives are formed by the narratives through which they imagine themselves, their relationships, and their purposes. The Centre’s focus is guided by the goal of discerning, studying, and building critical and cultural literacies in a way that is attentive to direct engagement and reciprocity with existing communities, both real and virtual. By thinking narrative alongside “arts” in the plural, we aim to attend to the ways in which imaginative, creative, expressive communities are composed in and through their relationships and responsibilities to each other.

Articles

Is It Art or Knowledge? Deconstructing Australian Aboriginal Creative Making by Elizabeth Cameron
Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious trasformation by Leanne Betasamoske Simpson