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Journeys to Adäka - Adäka Cultural Festival

This screening took place on
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 1:30pm
Whitehorse Public Library Meeting Room

Admission free event

This one-hour documentary follows seven Indigenous artists: Carmen Baker, Gary Sidney Johnson, Wayne Price, Chantal Rondeau, Dennis Shorty, Ann Smith and Diyet as they prepare for the Adäka Cultural Festival, inviting viewers into carving sheds, kitchens, and community halls.

In these spaces, artists and their families are reconnecting with their ancestors, healing, and moving personal mountains to each find their light. The process is familiar — rehearsals, training, crafting — but the backdrop of distant northern communities and the intimate access serve up both difficult lessons and inspiration.

Journeys to Adäka paints a moving portrait of self-empowered Indigenous communities at an inflection point in our history. This documentary was produced in association with Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association.

  • Directed by Fritz Mueller
  • 2017, YT
  • 60 minutes

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