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Swanson Fish Farm Occupation Event

Tonight, we held an evening of solidarity to support those that are peacefully occupying fish farms on the south coast of BC. We gathered in the home of Severn Suzuki and then joined up with a local Haida dance group at the Haida Heritage Centre to dance and sing to show our support. #GetTheFishFarmsOut

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Gathering Our Nations Documentary

At the end of August, the bi-annual Gathering Our Nations suicide prevention cultural camp took place again at the Hiellen Longhouse campground on the North end of Haida Gwaii; an absolutely amazing weekend full of connections, food, and friendships that will last a lifetime. I was brought in by organizer Harmony Williams to create a short documentary that hopefully can …

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Virtual Totems Documentary

Earlier this week I was contacted by filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown to come on board to help shoot a series of interviews with Haida carvers Jaalen Edenshaw and Guujaaw as they talk about the significance of Haida poles. The project was commissioned by the Royal Museum of British Columbia to help educate people on the history and context of Haida poles …

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Storyhive Youth Filmmaking Workshop

Earlier this month I was contacted by Reel2Reel, an amazing youth film festival and skills development organization based out of Vancouver, BC. I have worked with R2R in the past on a youth film workshop, and they brought me on board to co-facilitate another one in Prince George, BC. The morning that I was set to take off, I met …

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Terri-Lynn Supernatural Beings Music Videos

Over the past year I have been so very fortunate to work with the immensely talented and driven Terri-Lynn William Davidson, who not only is one of the most accomplished indigenous lawyers in Canada, but also an amazing artist. We came together to shoot several music videos through the fall of 2016 and summer of 2017 for her latest album …

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Tlell Stone Circle Event

June 10, 2017 marked the 15 year anniversary of the creation of the Tlell Stone Circle at Crystal Cabin. I was brought in by organizer April Dutheil to photograph the event and record a guest presentation by Dr. Neil Blacklock, “Haida Gwaii, Islands of Light”: How Haida Gwaii resonates with the Geometry of Light, with special reference to the Gwaii Haanas …

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Hullabaloo 2017

Hullabaloo is a youth festival of spoken word that pits high school poetry teams from across BC in competition. The festival has been going on for 5 years and has been instrumental in supporting and showcasing the next generation of poets in BC. I started as festival photographer back in 2012 and have made it a yearly tradition to come …

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Indigenous Fashion Week

While in Vancouver for a speaking engagement, I was contacted by friend and organizer of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week Joleen Mitton. She asked me if I was available to shoot a series for this summer’s VIFW, and of course I said yes! While sidelined with an injury, Joleen brought in stylist and model Willow (@mamagrind on Instagram) who did an …

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Phalon in San Francisco

While staying in San Francisco I made an amazing new friend named Phalon who is a makeup artist and all-round fantastic person. One nice evening we decided to go out with my camera for a shoot, no plan or idea, just a fun shoot. We ended up having a wonderful conversation about the impacts of stigma relating to homeless and …

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SKG Saints NO DAPL Video

Erica Ryan-Gagne is a brilliant and strong Haida entrepreneur, mother, and basketball coach in Skidegate, BC. Another big part of Erica is her activism work and recent travels to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In November Erica contacted me to shoot a video with her Skidegate JR. Saints in support of water protectors …

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Our World Youth Film Workshop

Our World is a non-profit organization that travels to rural communities across Canada, guiding youth in telling their own stories that celebrate indigenous culture, language, and life through film. I was brought on as a youth mentor by project head Lisa Nielsen to join her in a two-week workshop at Gidgalang Ḵuuyas Naay, the high school in Queen Charlotte. We …

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Haida Gwaii Art Auction

Every year a wonderful art auction is put on as a fundraiser for the Haida Gwaii Museum. Some of the most amazing artists on Haida Gwaii donate their work and the whole community comes together for what is always a classy, fun, and entertaining evening full of performances and socializing.  

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Yolo’s Last Day

After a year of working with me on creative projects, Yolanda (one of my best friends) decided to head off to Oxford England to go do school and stuff. Even though we were sad, we decided to go out onto the Queen Charlotte docks and take a few portraits to commemorate her last day on Haida Gwaii.

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Ḵay Llnagaay 8th Anniversary

Every year the Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay (Sea Lion Town) celebrates their anniversary by hosting a clan parade, food vendors and events all day; it’s a wonderful time for the family.

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Adventures in Hamburg

While on my tour through Germany I had a few day stop over in Hamburg with a place to myself right behind the infamous Reeperbahn. I cracked open my Couchsurfing app and was so fortunate to meet Sarah, a script supervisor in the German film industry. We ended up hanging out all of my days in Hamburg, and introduced me …