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Sovereign Soil In Conversation

This event took place on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 5:00pmFacebook Live

Join the Yukon Film Society at 5:00 PM PDT (8:00 PM EDT) for a conversation with Sovereign Soil director and writer, David Curtis, and film subject, artist and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community builder; Jackie Olson. Special guest host; filmmaker, Michelle Latimer.

Jackie Olson is a Tr’ondek citizen, and proud Dawsonite, who embraces traditional northern Athabaskan art practices. Jackie is a forward thinking person, a dreamer, planner, entrepreneur and an advocate for arts, culture and the land. Watching her family living on the land was the most valuable lessons she learned growing up, these experiences, along with the stories of her ancestors and their culture, have shaped her as an artist, businessperson, activist and community builder.

David Curtis is an off-grid dwelling commercial fisher, carpenter and artist who has has the honour and privilege of living in Dawson City, within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in traditional territory. David’s work focuses on the associative possibilities between form, subject and meaning, and is predicated on the idea that poetry, passion and humility are not only important to being human, but essential to our survival.

Michelle Latimer is a Métis/Algonquin filmmaker and performer who employs art as an instrument of change. Having studied both theatre and film studies at Concordia University, she’s distinguished herself as a director, actor and producer. Michelle's many film credits include Rise, a documentary series on contemporary Indigenous activism made for Viceland, the feature documentary Alias, and the NFB short film Nimmikaage (She Dances for People). Michelle is currently co-creator, showrunner and director of the new scripted television series, The Trickster, based on Eden Robinson's bestselling Trickster trilogy. The series is co-produced by Streel Films and Sienna Films for CBC.

Thanks to Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) for providing the interview venue in Dawson City!

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