There are many who offered rays of light during the making of Walking With.
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.
A warm recognition to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for 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!
The Concordia University Art Education department offered me continual and invaluable support to develop a project that enriched my spirit. With special gratitude to my mentor and supervisor, Kathleen Vaughan, whose 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.
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 the mountain, the impermanence that you impart is the essence of being present, of becoming, and learning to listen through a process of interconnection.
And to my family and friends, by believing in and encouraging my curiosities and convictions, you are with me every step of the way.