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Samoa - Peter Sulua'pe

Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era.

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Lebret

Written and directed by Courtney Montour. Metis artist Audie Murray sees tattooing as a way for people to connect with their culture and communities when they are away from home. Audie's art and tattoo practice draw from the duality in her life, especially her experience growing up in Regina and Lebret, and then moving to Vancouver to pursue her art career. She finds inspiration for her work in Metis beaded designs. When Audie returns home to Regina and Lebret, her work is centered around creating and learning from family.

  • 2020-06-05T12:30:00-07:00
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Alaska - Marjorie Tahbone

Marjorie Tahbone, an Alaskan artist of Inupiaq heritage, was first among the living women of her family to get her traditional chin tattoo.

  • 2020-06-07T11:00:00-07:00
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Nimkii

Written and directed by Roxann Whitebean. Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt founded the Onaman Collective, which represents a group of multidisciplinary artists who focus on land-based decolonization. They established a new traditional community called Nimkii Aazhibikong in Northern Ontario. Under the guidance of elders, they studied ancient markings from the past and are carrying them forward by tattooing individuals from various nations to unify the Indigenous peoples of the land.

  • 2020-06-08T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-12T12:30:00-07:00
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Prince Ruppert - Nakkita Trimble

As the only living tattoo artist from the Nisga'a Nation, Nakkita Trimble hopes to revive the traditional process of tattooing known as gihlee'e.

  • 2020-06-14T11:00:00-07:00
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New Zealand

Written and directed by Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin. Julie Paama-Pengelly is a veteran in the revitalization of ta moko Maori tattooing. Her studio in Mount Maunganui mixes contemporary and traditional designs and cultivates artists from all walks of life. With twenty years teaching experience, her art practice ranges from the use of symbolic imagery to pure abstraction in graphic design, painting, mixed media, and tattooing. Over time many misconceptions have surfaced about who has the right to wear and practice tâ moko. Julie is one of the first women to practice in the male-dominated field.

  • 2020-06-15T12:30:00-07:00
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Mexico - Samuel Olman

The ancient city of Palenque was once a hub of Mayan civilization. For centuries after its decline, it lay hidden under layers of tropical vegetation, until modern archaeologists peeled back the jungle to reveal it to the world in the last century.

  • 2020-06-21T11:00:00-07:00
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New Zealand

Written and directed by Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin. Pip Hartley is on a mission to infuse Auckland's city core with as much Maori culture as possible. From her Karanaga Ink studio, she practices traditional and contemporary Maori tattooing, tâ moko. Although her approach is always guided in Maori style, it is a dance between artist and receiver in telling a story that will become permanent. Pip embraces the power of artistic expression to inspire and educate. Karanaga Ink has become one of Auckland's most respected Maori businesses in a very influential part of New Zealand.

  • 2020-06-24T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-26T12:30:00-07:00
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Toronto - Jay Soule

Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist known as "Chippewar" in the Indigenous community. His internationally-recognized work expresses much of the angst of today's Indigenous population in Canada.

  • 2020-06-28T11:00:00-07:00
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Iqaluit

Written and directed by Jason Brennan. Northern Canada is home to the oldest tattooing traditions on the planet. Ippiksaut Friesen, a well-known young Inuk artist, was inspired to follow the many Inuit women before her and develop tattooing skills for her sisters. Notwithstanding the challenges in maintaining and reclaiming Inuit traditions in a world strongly affected by contemporary society and climate change, the importance of female tattooing among Inuit women continues to grow. Ippiksaut hopes to play a vital role in the resurgence of traditional tattooing.

  • 2020-06-29T12:30:00-07:00
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