Issue 12.3: Community Arts and (De)Colonization: Part One


“The unanswered questions, ongoing conversations, evolving relationships, and other conflicts that inspired and were inspired by Train of Thought all resonate with urgency, and are all deeply relevant to’s focus on the intersections of politics, cultural diversity, social activism, and the performing arts. This is the first of a two-part special issue entitled “Community Arts and (De) Colonization” that invites you into Train of Thought and into the legacy of work and discourse coming out of it that ripples from coast to coast.”


– Nikki Shaffeeullah, Editor-in-Chief

Train of Thought was an evolving community arts journey exploring collaborations and alliances between First Nations and settler/immigrant artists and communities, produced by Jumblies Theatre and over 90 other partners in 2015.


Jill Carter, Fiona Raye Clarke, Darla Contois, Ruth Howard, Aaron Leon, Kelty McKerracher, Lib Spry, Kwasuun S. Vedan, Rosalind Williams, Will Weigler.

Cover Photo

© Aaron Leon. Penny Couchie, Rachael van Fossen, Katrina Clair, Sid Bobb, Ann Pohl, and Braiden Houle in a movement workshop led by Penny Couchie aboard a VIA Rail train during the 2015 national community arts tour, Train of Thought.

From the issue

Did you know that we have a new Editor-in-Chief? Meet Michelle, and her new team of Associate Editors

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