What is the Spiral?

Reconciliation is both a beginning and an end.

Reconciliation is not simply a matter of apologizing and getting on with things. It is a waystation along a spiralling path that requires travellers to consider and act upon recognition, redress, response, reparation, restitution — and many other possibilities.

If you decide to walk along the spiralling route, you may descend into the unknowns of settler/Indigenous relationships and eventually return to what you thought was an end in itself: reconciliation.

This site explores this spiral through writing and visual arts by both Indigenous people and settlers. It includes my own writing on this subject. I view this collaboration as a chance to go deeper. And it encourages people to dialogue with each other by pairing visual art with writing that explores the places along this constantly changing route.

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