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
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Information Curation, Communication & Media / Cure d’information, communication et médias
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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
Web http://mediamentor.ca
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https://themediamentor.wordpress.com/curriculum-vitea/

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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Maggietu chews blankie to deal with her 🦠‼ #SocialDistancing 🦠 #PhysicalDistancing 💯💚🇨🇦‼ #Yellowknife #YZF #X1A #NWT

[Canadian] police can’t stop you from filming them, nor seize your phone

“… [Canadian] police can’t stop you from filming them, nor seize your phone, lawyer says – Public ‘absolutely allowed’ to film arrests, so long as they don’t obstruct police – By John Rieti, CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2017– The man who captured video of Toronto police officers using a stun gun on a pinned suspect “absolutely” had the right to record that footage, a criminal lawyer says.
Police are reviewing officers’ use of force and conduct in connection with the Tuesday morning altercation in downtown Toronto, which Waseem Khan shot on his mobile phone and shared with the media.
Khan has since criticized police officers for threatening to seize his phone and warning him to stay back, telling him the suspect — who had been Tasered twice and was being held on the ground by multiple officers — was going to spit in his face and give him AIDS.
Criminal lawyer Daniel Brown said he believes officers were trying to intimidate Khan, who had a legal right to record what was happening.
Brown said the officers’ actions toward Khan are “just plain wrong.”
“You are absolutely allowed to film police interactions with the public. It is part of our civic duties and responsibilities,” he told CBC Toronto, adding that more people should know their rights.
Brown also said the officers couldn’t have seized Khan’s phone, even if it contained important evidence. As with a store’s surveillance camera, he said, police can’t just take the device — they have to seek permission to collect the evidence. …”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/recording-police-interactions-1.3952016

Salvage Movie DOC about the Yellowknife city dump

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Salvage Movie “… A documentary about salvaging items from the Yellowknife city dump and the community dedicated to this beloved tradition. A film by Amy C. Elliott, in post. Yellowknife http://salvagemovie.com/  filmmakers@salvagemovie.com
“…Salvage is a feature-length documentary about the city dump in Yellowknife, Canada. In Yellowknife, the remote capitol of the Northwest Territories, the town dump is the city’s most popular and notorious manmade attraction, mined by a colorful community of thrifty locals. But the new city administration is determined to see it tamed, and the battle for Yellowknife’s identity is on. …”

On Twitter @SalvageMovie https://twitter.com/SalvageMovie

NWT’s The Sun at Midnight actor wins award

Yellowknife's Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

Yellowknife’s Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

“… The first full-length feature film shot in the N.W.T. is quickly becoming a celebrated selection at some major Canadian film festivals.
Mohawk-actor Kawennárhere Devery Jacobs won the award for best performance in a Canadian film at the Whistler Film Festival on Sunday for her performance in The Sun at Midnight.
“I’m just filled with gratitude,” said Jacobs in an interview Tuesday. “I had no expectations going to shoot it in the Northwest Territories. We just went to film this ultra low-budget project, and it was such a passion project that I really hold dear to my heart.” […]
It’s the first acting award Jacobs has received, and she credits Carthew’s talent for the win.
“It’s all because of our writer-director [#Yellowknife’s] Kirsten Carthew. Her writing, if you look at the film, there really isn’t a lot of plot-driven stories, so it really rests on the shoulders of myself and [co-star] Duane Howard to carry the film, which I haven’t’ had the opportunity to do in past projects.” […]
The Whistler Film Festival marks the film’s second screening outside the N.W.T.
The Sun at Midnight also screened at imagineNATIVE in October, complete with a standing ovation from the audience.…”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sun-at-midnight-performance-award-1.3884105

Becky Qilavvaq’s “Feel the Inukness” 230,634 hit #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling!…”

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Feel the Inukness #BexxStudio #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling! (made by Becky Qilavvaq / starring Anguti Johnston)…” 230,634 views

 

Becky Kilabuk
Artist, Throatsinger, Short Filmmaker at BexxStudio
Nunavut, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-kilabuk-a5193135

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

A very sad moment

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

Demolition video still of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

“… Hundreds watch Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe fall to the ground – Many show up for blast at 5 p.m. MT Saturday, hundreds more watch from Australia, N.S., Alaska
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hundreds-watch-robertson-headframe-blast-1.3828368
N.W.T. gov’t won’t save Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe
Agreement could not be reached with mine owner, says GNWT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-gov-t-won-t-save-con-mine-robertson-headframe-1.3701613
“…The Con Mine (1938-2003) was the first gold mine developed in the Northwest Territories, just south of Yellowknife.[1] The property was staked by Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco) in September 1935 in response to the discovery of visible gold nearby; the name “Con” is an abbreviation of “Consolidated”. The advent of winter prevented any prospecting from being conducted, but work in the summer of 1936 led to the discovery of numerous gold veins. The Con Mine entered production in 1938 and ceased operations in 2003. It has produced over 5,000,000 ozt (160,000 kg) of gold from 12,195,585 tons of ore processed.[2] The mine was over 6,000 ft (1,800 m) deep.[3]…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Mine

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This is Our Time a “My Voice My Choice” drug & alcohol awareness video from Tulita NWT

Via Scoop.itNWT News

Produced in Tulita, NT by local youth as part of a drug and alcohol awareness workshop in 2011.
Via www.youtube.com

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