There are many who offered rays of light during the making of Walking With.
To the Mountain, the impermanence that you impart is the essence of being present, of becoming, and learning to listen through a process of interconnection.
Thank you, merci, chi-miigwech to all of the artists who contributed time, energy and insight to this project. Your generosity, introspection and sincerity are inspirational.
To my thesis committee members, thank you for your guidance ! And particularly to Kathleen Vaughan, my supervisor, mentor and friend - your support, encouragement, and collaboration has helped me grow as an artist and educator in ways I am only beginning to understand. Your innate ability to listen attentively and compassionately, to trust in the creative process, and to offer eloquent words of wisdom has been a true gift.
The Concordia University Art Education department, your collective, continual and sincere support helped me create a project that has enriched my spirit.
Thank you also to the members of the Concordia Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and particularly Steven High, for being so welcoming to my work and for illuminated how personal / community stories can be honoured with integrity.
Merci énormément à l'équipe de DARE-DARE pour votre soutien et votre accueil chaleureux pendant la création de l'audio parcours En marchant /While Walking ainsi que le lancement d'Ambul Art, deux projets connexe au développement de Walking With.
To my family and friend - Your trust in my curiosities and convictions and helped me brought my visions to fruition. You are with me every step of the way.
A warm recognition to the people of Canada for supporting the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and contributed to the generous financial support that enabled the time and focus needed to bring this project to fruition.
The initial stages of the research were also encouraged by the generous financial support of Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). Merci!