ReMatriate featuring Lorraine Netro
Join us on Friday January 5th from 5pm-7pm for the opening of ReMatriate's first Yukon show featuring Lorraine Netro.
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About the show:
This is ReMatriate's first exhibition in the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün and the Taa’an Kwächän peoples at Arts Underground. The exhibition will showcase a collaborative art installation by ReMatriate members and will feature the advocacy and work of Lorraine Netro as our spotlight. Please come by the gallery, check out our reading nook with tea and join us for a ReMatriate workshop at the beginning of January.
The ReMatriate Collective formed in 2014 and is an image-based, social media campaign that advocates for the sovereign, ethical representation of Indigenous women in media. Other ways the collective has been doing community engagement has been through fundraising, interventions and workshops. As a collective body, we would like to recognize ourselves from and within our respective nations/communities while acknowledging that we all are/have live(d) and work(ed), or pursued advanced education on the unceded lands and waters of the Coast-Salish people in Vancouver. We have been fortunate to have created connections across a multitude of Indigenous territories, with hundred of Indigenous women sharing their voices through our campaign.
About Lorraine Netro:
Lorraine Netro was born and raised in Old Crow, Yukon and is unwavering in her long-standing commitment to her community and Vuntut Gwitchin peoples. She has worked in a number of international initiatives representing her people, Women's Issues and northern environmental issues for decades.
Lorraine served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vuntut Gwitchin (2000 to 2006) and was the Deputy Chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Served on the Porcupine Caribou Management Board, Arctic Council, Represented the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council on the Yukon Police Review and served six years as the Assembly of First Nations Women's Council representing the Yukon Women. She continues to volunteer as one of the Board of Directors of Gwitchin Steering Committee and presently serves as the Chair of the Elders Committee for Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
As a leader, it is important to her to have impact and effect in public policy and governance. Lorraine is committed to advocating for protection of our Sacred Lands, for the caribou, for all future generations.
A stairlift to the lower level is available for those who require mobility assistance.
Opening reception Friday January 5th 5-7pm
Exhibition on until January 27th