#BlackLivesMatter #BLM Demonstration: Yellowknife, NWT, 🇨🇦

Ambe Chenemu, Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina, Cynthia Mufandaedza (Yellowknife city councillor), Gerri Sharpe and more speak….
Jun 09, 2020

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

BlackLivesMatter Demonstration #BLM, Yellowknife, NWT, 🇨🇦

OPINION | Why we are not exempt from racism in the North : Ambe Chenemu
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/racism-in-north-canada-exists-1.5613513

“… Hundreds gather for Yellowknife demonstration in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
People marched from Multiplex Arena to RCMP station downtown in demonstration against anti-Black racism Jun 09, 2020 […]
The protests were peaceful with those gathered remaining quiet while speakers made their remarks, except for when being led in chants.
While the mass of people did not maintain two metres distance from one another, nearly everyone was wearing a face mask.
“While I understand it, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, so is the rest of the world [and] everybody else is marching,” said Graham.
“Yes, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, but a lot of people view racism as a pandemic. Racism is a real pandemic. And people are upset.”
Clarifications – A previous version of this story said that PSAC North organized this event. Although the organization promoted the event, it was organized by different community members and activists. Jun 09, 2020 8:38 PM CT …”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-blm-demonstration-anti-racism-1.5604916

“…Organizer Ambe Chenemu addressed the crowd first, speaking about racism in Canadian society, both past and present. He also called on allies to no longer ignore racism when they see it.
“People have died for this, people continue to die for this and those lives were not wasted,” Chenemu said. “Are you going to speak up when you see racism? Are you going to do something when you see racism?”. […]
Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina spoke of the racism he has faced as an Indigenous man.
“As an Indigenous man I represent a people who suffer and continue to suffer because of residential schools,” he said. […]
Yellowknife city councillor Cynthia Mufandaedza spoke about the importance of embracing diversity.
“The world is ready to change,” she said. “As a community we must recommit to changing ourselves.”
Also in attendance was Mayor Rebecca Alty as well as several RCMP officers. …”
https://cklbradio.com/2020/06/10/hundreds-attend-yellowknife-anti-racism-demonstration/

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
Mársı | Kinanāskomitin | Thank you | Merci | Hąį’ | Quana | Qujannamiik | Quyanainni | Máhsı | Máhsı | Mahsı̀
108-600 Gitzel St, Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦 X1A 2R4
Cell∙SMS∙📱∙FaceTime∙WhatsApp # 01.867.445.9193
Information Curation, Communication & Media / Cure d’information, communication et médias
Member:
Canadian Artists Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens
Profile https://www.carfacontario.ca/Sys/PublicProfile/26148425
Copyright Visual Arts / Droits d’auteur Arts visuels (COVA-DAAV)
http://www.cova-daav.ca
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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

I just submitted ““Nobody Knows” Global March for Climate Change Yellowknife Climate Strike!” to @WAMP_NT’s #YIFF

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I just submitted “#WhichNowWhatWhere?” to @FestivalNature FilmFreeway! with music by Braille Merchant

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“… WCCO photojournalist records himself getting shot in the leg with a rubber bullet and arrested by state patrol …”CJ Fogler @cjzero

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DuMont TV Network

…The DuMont Television Network, also known as the DuMont Network, DuMont, Du Mont, or (incorrectly) Dumont[a] (pronounced /duːmânt/) was one of the world’s pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC for the distinction of being first overall. It began operation in the United States in 1946.[1] It was owned by DuMont Laboratories, a television equipment and set manufacturer. The network was hindered by the prohibitive cost of broadcasting, by Federal Communications Commission regulations which restricted the company’s growth, and even by the company’s partner, Paramount Pictures. Despite several innovations in broadcasting and the creation of one of television’s biggest stars of the 1950s, the network never found itself on solid financial ground. Forced to expand on UHF channels during an era when UHF was not profitable, DuMont ceased broadcasting in 1956. …”
https://americantvdatabase.fandom.com/wiki/DuMont_Television_Network

Frame Lake Ice Circuit in Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦

Frame Lake Ice Circuit
with music by Braille Merchant
Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦
Total Running time 21:42

Frame Lake Ice Circuit with music by Braille Merchant

00:13 Lost Mind Remix 07
02:44 Two Beat Remix 06
07:28 Lost Mind Remix 07 (reprise)
10:16 Twisted (platinum tongue)
10:49 Note: Upper right hand corner… Plane photo-bombs the shoot..
15:59 Smuggling Einstein
19:29 THE MONKE end keys

Braille Merchant
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Mask-less Drugstore Prescription Delivery Driver Apology: Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

Mask-less Drugstore Prescription Delivery Driver Apology: Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

At first I did not know what the mask-less driver
and his mask-less passenger were delivering
all around Yellowknife
It was
PRESCRIPTIONS
to
VULNERABLE PATIENTS in Yellowknife !
I’m so sorry and want to apologize to the
mask-less drugstore delivery driver and mask-less assistant
for questioning there following of
WSCC and / NWT COVID-19 rules

So I don’t know who the
mask-less drugstore prescription driver is.

If you do, please tell him I apologize…
I was only trying to stay alive
in the days of CORONA-19.

Fat Biking Videos from Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeNJFhWYT9_BOuFdYwcI_m44llCxmB_RP
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