Native Performance Culture and the Rhythm of (Re)Conciliation: Re-Membering Ourselves in Deep Time

JHI Working Group active in 2019-2020


The Deep Time group enters its fourth year of activity with a deepened and continuing commitment to the processes of building relationships: with each other,with our work, with the communities with and for whom we do this work, with the Indigenous stewards (our treaty partners) in these territories, and with the land itself. It is only through painstaking engagement with the history of settlement that the future of conciliation can be engaged. In the past four years we have worked toward honest encounter, and ethical and sustainable research partnerships, and opportunities to offer our skills, time, and physical labour to support Indigenous community projects that strengthen Indigenous individuals. In the past year, our group collaborated with the Great Lakes Canoe Journey, and we will continue to build this relationship in the coming year. Our work will focus on deepening comprehension of our roles and responsibilities as partners in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty here in the Great Lakes Basin.


  • Jill Carter, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Myrto Koumarianis, Ph.D. cand., Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies

Faculty, University of Toronto

  • Antje Budde, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Jon Johnson, FAS Indigenous Studies
  • Isabelle Kim, OISE Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  • Trina Moyan, lecturer, Daniels Faculty of Architecture
  • Karyn Recollet, FAS Women & Gender Studies

Community Professionals

  • Dolleen Manning, Independent Scholar
  • Natasha Rojas, alumna, Indigenous Studies
  • Hallie Wells, Independent Scholar

University of Toronto staff

  • Gabriele Simmons, Centre for Community Partnerships

Graduate Students, University of Toronto

  • Susan Aaron, Faculty of Education
  • Sherry Bie, Faculty of Education
  • Paula Danckert, Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Sara McDowell, Faculty of Education
  • Maria Meindl, Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Sonia Norris, Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies

Graduate Students outside University of Toronto

  • Morgan Johnson, Environmental Studies, York University

Undergraduate Students, University of Toronto

  • Aisha Cadre, UTM
  • Sheila Salvador, FAS Indigenous Studies
  • Shirka Urechko, FAS Indigenous Studies