Publication Opportunity: Seeking Responses to the Land

Deadline: November 15, 2020

The land in and around Tombstone Territorial Park, located in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, is a place of significant cultural importance, biodiversity and beauty.

Has the land in and around Tombstone Territorial Park spoken to you in some way? If so, how do you respond?

Some of us are relative newcomers and some of us have a deep ancestral tie to the land. Depending on how we experience the land—as hunter or gatherer, Elder or youth, scientist or artist, explorer or resident, gendered or non-binary, public servant or non-profit organizer, historian or journalist, BIPOC or settler, abled or disabled—we may respond differently. Like a biome’s flora and fauna, there are places where these different human experiences can intersect and influence.

You are invited to contribute a land-based response that speaks to the importance of the area in and around Tombstone Territorial Park. The land-based responses will be collected in a large format print book and/or online exhibition.

To give voice to the diversity of human response, the project is open to all perspectives, disciplines and forms of expression. Land-based responses suited to this project may emerge from:

  • Traditional knowledge as well as oral or written histories
  • The study of science (essays, illustrations, photographs, maps)
  • Creative writing
  • Sound and film
  • Traditional or contemporary art and craft (all forms)
  • Interviews, personal essays, journalism, recipes
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Any form of response inspired by the land Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors are welcome.

If you would like to contribute, please get in touch with a brief description of your land-based response by November 15, 2020. Final artwork, text and recordings will not be required until late 2021.

Email: oferwintran@gmail.com
Phone: (867) 689-1760

Contributors whose works are selected for inclusion will be compensated based on available funding. Previously published or exhibited work will be considered.

Clea Roberts (www.clearoberts.ca) is an editor and writer based in Whitehorse, Yukon. She was an artist in residence at Tombstone Territorial Park in 2016.