A collection of buildings and outposts mark the era of the Klondike Gold Rush, when some 30,000 prospectors descended on the traditional territory of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in in Dawson City, Yukon.
Chris Clarke and Bo Yeung’s Weaving Voices unfolds within the Klondike National Historic Sites of Canada (YT). The artists invite visitors to experience a journey of community oral history. Weaving Voices is launching on June 11, 2017, the birthday of the Yukon and the seventh anniversary of the National Apology to Survivors of Residential Schools. On this anniversary date, Clarke and Yeung will lead community members and area visitors on a journey through the area’s oral histories. Visitors will find themselves stopping in front of buildings and reimagining the events, the experiences and the colossal impact of colonization on the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Visitors can also experience a journey through the area’s history with Weaving Voices’ audio installations. Quiet spaces have been created by Clarke and Yeung, for Weaving Voices’ visitors to sit, to listen and reflect.
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