2019 ~ Roaming Assembly#24 ~ Opaque Justice: A Dialectics of Rerouting ~ Sebastian De Line: "Burden as Kin"
Burden as Kin is a two-part program with an opening intention and an essay. From a Haudenosaunee perspective, debt is reframed as gas-ha-ah or burden as understood through the story of the burden strap theorised by Jolene K. Rickard (1996). When we acknowledge that everything is alive and our relation to the world around are our kin, then materialisations of burden are also kin. How do we live with burden and what are our roles and responsibilities to each other within community-based reciprocity and obligation (Coulthard, 2014)?