Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal


Since the 2013 Alberta floods, my relationship with the Highwood River has been changing. Before the disaster, I had taken the power of the river for granted. Then, the floodwaters ravaged the community of High River—my home. In the time after the flood, I engaged in a study of place as part of a course in Holistic Approaches to Life and Living led by Elder, Bob Cardinal of the Maskekosihk Enoch Cree Nation. I observed the flows through my camera lens: visiting and re-visiting the river, observing the seasonal changes, forming a stronger connection to my place in the community, and healing from the disaster that impacted my life in immeasurable ways. Please join me on the berm, to contemplate the ebbs and flows of water over time and place, with our more-than-human relatives as they present themselves in quiet moments.



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