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Researching Gwich’in Material Culture: A Virtual Lecture with Elaine Alexie
February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
When: Thursday, February, 11 at 6:30PM, Yukon Time
Where: On ZOOM and streamed live in the KIAC Ballroom
Yukon SOVA and KIAC invite you to a virtual public lecture by Elaine Alexie on her Gwich’in Material Culture research practice.
This lecture will take place over Zoom. We will be streaming the event live in the KIAC Ballroom – there are limited seats available and social distancing protocols will be in place.
We will send a zoom link and password out on the day of the event.
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Elaine Alexie is a member of the Teetl’it Gwich’in First Nation born in the Western Arctic of Northern Canada. She was raised within her large and extended Teetl’it Gwich’in maternal families of both Vittrekwa (Don’t Cry/Esau) and Alexie (Martin/Sha un Nakhya).
Elaine is a beadwork artist, and is completing a PhD on Dene material culture at the University of Alberta. She has extensive experience in community engagement, creative practice, and storytelling. Her PhD research examines the preservation of traditional Gwich’in knowledge and artistic practice through an analysis of Dene material culture in several international museums. She employs a collaborative research methodology ensuring her research benefits Northern Indigenous communities.
You can find out more about Elaine’s work on her research blog: https://lidiilove.wordpress.com/