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The Arrivals Legacy Process: Reviving Ancestral Stories of Recovery and Return

In this chapter, Diane Roberts sheds light on how the Arrivals Personal Legacy process has become a powerful tool for grappling with the unknown and bridging divides.

She charts the development of the process with collaborators, and co-facilitators Heather Hermant, Danielle Smith,

Rosemary Georgeson, Jude Wong, and Liliona Quarmyne, whose reflections on the process are shared in the chapter.

As a tool for enacting an approach to collaborative responsibility that draws on the reclamation of memory through the wisdom of the body, mind and spirit, the process calls for a deep witnessing of one another’s Ancestral stories.

Diane describes how the team addresses trauma arising from the emerging stories through the process.

Further reading:Diane Roberts. ”The Arrivals Legacy Process: Reviving Ancestral Stories of Recovery and Return.” The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance. Edited by Tim Prentki, Ananda Breed, Routledge, 29 December 2020, pp 201-9.

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