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Artist Talk: Lianne Charlie

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

YUKON LAND CLAIMS, THE UMBRELLA FINAL AGREEMENT, INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE, AND THE MAKING OF A HOT PINK MOOSE

With the help of her family, friends and community, Lianne Charlie made a life-size, hot pink, papier maché bull moose out of the Umbrella Final Agreement; a stretched paper moosehide out of land claims maps; and a paper baby belt out of LSCFN land claims map, the placer mining act and photographs of Faro mine.

You are invited to hear Lianne reflect on the making of her collection and the questions it poses about Indigenous resurgence and modern treaty politics in the Yukon.

The exhibition To Talk With Others responds to the minutes of a meeting in August of 1977 between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and five Yukon First Nations leaders regarding the then-approved Mackenzie Pipeline. Held in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in archives, this document illustrates the ongoing dichotomy of two opposing cultures and ways of understanding economic, social and cultural development with the land and its inhabitants. Through a diverse range of media Yukon artists Ken Anderson (Tlingit/Scandinavian), Lianne Charlie (Northern Tutchone), 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.

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