Jordan Abel Reading: "Of his own volition..." from The Place of Scraps
In this audio clip, Nisga'a writer Jordan Abel reads a short excerpt from his poetry collection Place of Scraps. The collection as a whole interrogates Marius Barbeau's role as an ethnographer in the early twentieth-century, and this scene in particular focuses on a totem pole moved from the Nass River Valley (Northern British Columbia) to a museum in Toronto as part of Barbeau's project.
Totem PolesPoetic Intervention
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon