What does it mean to use and enjoy a city park on unceded Indigenous land? Am Johal interviews co-authors of “On This Patch of Grass: City Parks on Occupied Land” (Fernwood Publishing 2019), Matt Hern and Selena Couture, who wrote the book with two of their daughters, Sadie Couture and Daisy Couture. As a white settler family, they have lived near and around East Vancouver’s Victoria Park (AKA Bocce Ball Park) for years. Interrogating the concept of urban parks as colonial constructs, they investigate the land politics of this small green space with such a multiplicity of overlapping users and sovereignties.About the book: fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/on-this-patch-of-grass
Am Johal interviews co-authors Matt Hern and Selena Couture.
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