Canada Day silences Indigenous voices, causing further marginalization of Indigenous communities. Vtape represents stories that celebrate reclamation, rematriation and the reestablishment of Indigenous knowledge.
Click to stream Reclamation, 2018, 13:19 by TJ Cuthand, June 30th to July 8th, 2022.
Reclamation is a documentary-style imagining of a post-dystopic future in Canada after massive climate change, wars, pollution, and the after effects of the large-scale colonial project which has now destroyed the land. When Indigenous people are left behind after a massive exodus by primarily privileged white settlers who have moved to Mars, the original inhabitants of this land cope by trying to restore and rehabilitate the beautiful planet they belong to.
Image credit: Reclamation, by TJ Cuthand, 2018