Ken Anderson | Lianne Charlie | Fran Morberg-Green | Valerie Salez | Doug Smarch Jr. | Joseph Tisiga
Opening Thursday, May 30th beginning at 7pm at DZCC
Please join us for artist talks, refreshments and a gallery hop around town to each of the venues. (With Fran Morberg-Green, Valerie Salez, Joseph Tisiga, Ken Anderson)
Artist Talk with Lianne Marie Leda Charlie: Monday, June 24th at 7:30pm
in the ODD Gallery
Land Claims Workshop with Lianne Marie Leda Charlie: Wednesday, June 26th from 3:30-5:30pm OR Thursday, June 27th from 5:30 – 7:30pm
in the ODD Gallery
Yukon Riverside Arts Festival: Talks, Gallery Hop, Workshops, Demos: August 15 – 18th – Schedule of Events
Join Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre interpreters for a walking tour of the exhibition (weekdays at 1:30pm)
A meeting, held in August of 1977 between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and five Yukon First Nations leaders regarding the then-approved Mackenzie Pipeline, is contained in a document archived in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government collections. These minutes of the meeting allows us to be a fly on the wall within a tension filled boardroom. Captured word for word these minutes vividly illustrate the dichotomy of two opposing ways of understanding economic, social and cultural development of a land and its inhabitants. A conversation that simply starts out about the pipeline ultimately became a conversation about First Nations way of life and a declaration for autonomous self-determination.
Through a diverse range of media Yukon artists Ken Anderson (Tlingit/Scandinavian), Lianne Marie Leda Charlie (Tagé Cho Hudän | Big River People), Fran Morberg-Green (Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in), Valerie Salez (1st Generation Canadian), Doug Smarch Jr. (Tlingit), and Joseph Tisiga (Kaska Dene) activate this archival document and ultimately continue the conversation surrounding self-determination in the face of federal and corporate agendas.