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Vol. 46 No. 2 (2021): Indigenous Literary Arts of Truth and Redress / Arts littéraires autochtones de vérité et de réparation

Indigenous Practices and Performances of Mobility as Resistance and Resurgence

June 22, 2022


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  46. Walker, Connie. “Lake Winnipeg Should Be ‘Recognized as a Person,’ Says Advocate: Katherine Sinclair Is Walking 1,300 Kilometres to Raise Awareness about Health of World’s 10th Largest Lake.” CBC News, 12 July 2014,
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