2020 Pandemic Summer “Virtual Street/Art Tour of Yellowknife” CIERF Grant

I received word today that I will be receiving the grant to “video art the arts” in Yellowknife until October…

The work will be a “Virtual Street/Art Tour of Yellowknife”


In August of 2007, on the occasion of the first Old Town Ramble & Ride I shot a series of 34 photographs celebrating the event, hand an exhibition of them at the former Robin’s Nest Restaurant, published a 20 page photo catalogue…

August of 2007, on the occasion of the first Old Town Ramble & Ride


In the spirit and celebration of Old Town Ramble and Ride, I’ll build on this concept and shoot a series of short documentations of the arts and artists in Yellowknife, including, but not limited to; the artists, the street art, studios and exhibitions happening over the 2020 Pandemic Summer.

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As I usually do as the artist… I shall record and edit the images and sound.
Why?
To document the artistic community’s work over this special summer and help replace the usual venues.

I received word today that I will be receiving the grant to cover the arts in Yellowknife until October… “… NWTArts told me today “… Thank you for your application to the Northwest Territories (NWT) Creative Industries Economic Recovery Fund (CIERF). The CIERF Review Panel has now completed the review of submissions and we are pleased to inform you that your project proposal has been approved.
In the next two weeks a contribution agreement (CA) will be developed for your signature. It is important to note that you will receive two payments for this project. A first payment of 85% of project costs will be issued upon processing the CA, and a final payment of 15% will be provided upon completion of the project and when reporting is provided (before March 31, 2021)….”

Chief Drygease Territory, Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦

George Lessard
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108-600 Gitzel St, Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦 X1A 2R4
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The Facebook #MallCopAlgorithm at work Sat 13 Jun 2020

Facebook incorrectly removes picture of Aboriginal men in chains because of ‘nudity’

“… Facebook also blocks users from sharing Guardian Australia’s story based on its use of the image. […] Facebook incorrectly removed a post critical of the prime minister’s comments regarding slavery in Australia that featured a photograph of Aboriginal men in neck chains from the late 1800s, claiming the photo featured nudity.
On Thursday, Scott Morrison said that there was no slavery in this country.
On Friday he backed down from those comments and acknowledged the history of #blackbirding in Australia – where people were coerced into working as indentured labourers, often through deception or force. He said his Thursday comments related to the principles that existed when the colony of New South Wales was founded – that there was to be no lawful slavery in Australia. …”

Full story :

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/13/facebook-incorrectly-removes-picture-of-aboriginal-men-in-chains-because-of-nudity

Fibre optic cable along 🇨🇦 Arctic coast by Dec 2021

26 May 2020 – 1:30 pm EDT “… Plans to lay fibre optic cable along Nunavik’s Hudson coast will go ahead this summer, putting parts of the region on track to receive high-speed internet by next year….”

Full story https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/fibre-optic-to-be-installed-along-nunaviks-hudson-coast-this-year/

https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/fibre-optic-to-be-installed-along-nunaviks-hudson-coast-this-year/

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