Wednesday, February 16, 2011

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Call For Manuscripts from journal LAKE

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Michael P. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Integrative Studies
New Century College
George Mason University

Phone: 703-993-6765

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Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 07:24:16 -0700
Subject: [asle] Call For Manuscripts from journal LAKE
ANNOUNCING LAKE'S Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples, Health, and Place

Submissions of original unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and visual arts related to Indigenous peoples' health as connected to place are now being solicited for LAKE's Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples, Health, and Place.  A deep and abiding connection between genealogy and a specific place or territory is fundamental to many Indigenous peoples' sense of self and community and, consequently, to identity and well‐being. Conversely, disruption of place and deterritorialization adversely affect the  health and well‐being of Indigenous peoples. Creative practice and artistic expression are two means by which Indigenous people (historically and contemporarily) have expressed connections between identity and place and, associatively, maintained sociocultural and physical health through the generations.

LAKE: A Journal of Arts and Environment is pleased to announce a special issue on Indigenous Peoples, Health, and Place. The purpose of this issue is to explore, through creative expression, Indigenous peoples' health as connected to place. Health in this context is understood in the broadest of ways ‐ a holistic, dynamic, and multi‐dimensional state of well‐being at both individual and community levels. Specifically, we are seeking expressions in various media by Indigenous artists and writers from across Canada who are concerned with health and well‐being through the generations, from birth to passing, as it is related to connection with place and the environment.

LAKE is a peer‐reviewed publication with both a print and online presence. This special issue will be edited in partnership and by consensus between the University of British Columbia Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Lake Journal editorial collective (Nancy Holmes, Sharon Thesen, Briar Craig, and Gary Pearson), and special‐issue editors Margo Greenwood (an Indigenous Cree woman and Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health) and Sarah de Leeuw (a writer, geographer, and faculty with the Northern Medical Program, the Faculty of Medicine at UBC). Selected work will appear either in the journal's print or online format, or both, in Issue #7 in the fall of 2011.

Deadline for submission is May 15th, 2011. Please see submission guidelines on our website:


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