"The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.” - Brene Brown in Braving the Wilderness 


Project Statement

When my husband accepted a position with the Territorial Government, I was fortunate to return to Northern Canada where I spent much of my childhood. For two years, I was able to document the landscapes, people and culture of Yellowknife. Memories of the northern lights, piercing cold weather and the crisp sound my mukluks made while walking through the snow would resurface and inform my vision. While the community of Yellowknife is considered sub arctic, temperatures of -36C in late November are not unusual. With the recent passing of my father, my trek north was in a sense a means of retracing our steps and keeping alive the memories of my parents and childhood through the familiar northern landscape.


Boreal Forest

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Detah, NT

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The Snow King

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The Mackenzie River

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Pink Houseboat

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Ice Road

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Tin Can Hill

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Modes of Transit

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No Sniveling

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Coffee Break 

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Hide tanning

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The Ice Road

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Frozen

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Ptarmigan


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Aurora Borealis

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Yellow Houseboat


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Long Lake

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Fish Fry

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The Cultural Crossroads


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Young Dene Woman 


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Dene Drummers

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Inuit Hoop Dancer

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Dene Wedding

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