news | Monday September 24, 2018

All signs point to Treaty 6 Deixis

A photo of Treaty 6 Deixis in front of a bush, on a sunny day.

Christine Stewart’s Treaty 6 Deixis is hot off the presses!

How might poetic practices undermine racist ideologies and colonialism, engendering ecological attentiveness, and anomalous and compassionate communities? Christine Stewart’s Treaty 6 Deixis takes up these timely and pressing questions as it investigates what it means to be a non-Indigenous inhabitant of Canada’s Treaty 6 territory, “in this city, on this land, in this country, on this planet, in a way that acknowledges and honours all my obligations and all my relations, the complex web of connective tissues that keep me here.” (Deixis is a word or phrase – like “this,” “that,” “ now,” “then” – that points to the time, place, or situation in which a speaker is speaking or a writer is writing.)

Pick up your copy of Treaty 6 Deixis today!

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