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), 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.

A young patron snaps a selfie with Ken Anderson's work
A young patron snaps a selfie with Ken Anderson’s work “the mosquito becomes me” on opening night.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

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YUKON NEWS: “To Talk With Others” gives Yukon First Nations a chance to reflect on old conversations

Thursday, December 6 - Saturday, February 23

To Talk With Others

An all new multi-artist exhibit featuring works that respond to the minutes of a meeting in August of 1977 between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and five Yukon First Nations leaders.

Event Details

DATES

Thursday, December 6 2018

Saturday, February 23 2019

FREE

​December 6, 2018 - February 23, 2019
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Admission By Donation

Opening Reception: December 6, 5:30 - 7:30pm