Broken Boxes - Interview with Marcia Crosby (Episode 52)

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring Marcia Crosby, Tsimshian-Haida writer, art historian, and educator from British Columbia and respondent for Tania Willard. This is the 8th installation in a series of interviews featuring participants and their respondents from the socially engaged project #callresponse.

I can hardly speak your words because I think you might not forgive me for telling the story you wanted kept a secret. Yes, some of our leaders, some of our old people and others on our communities want us to be quiet about life on our social and geographical reserves. They want us to be silent and if we are not we are not family. But your silence deadened me gram. This is about love and anger. This is about sadness and joy. About strength and total collapse of the spirit.
— Marcia Crosby


*This quotation included in “The Implication of Restorative Justice for Aboriginal Women” is reinforcement for how dedicated Crosby is in making works that offers a spirit, honor and resistance. (sourced from wikipedia)


The project is led by Tarah Hogue (French/Dutch/Métis), Maria Hupfield (Anishinaabe) and Tania Willard (Secwepemc) and features five lead artists working in the following locations: Maria Hupfield in Toronto ON, Montreal PQ, New York NY, Tania Willard in Secwepemc Territory BC and invited artists Christi Belcourt (Michif) on the North Shore of Lake Huron ON, Ursula Johnson (Mi'kmaw) in Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, and Laakkuluk Williamson­Bathory (Inuk) in Iqaluit NU.

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Music featured on this episode by Laura Ortman