Presented by TRAction

Présenté par TRAction

gathering the climate artists of

Northern Turtle Island

rassembler les artistes

du climat de

l'Île de la Tortue du Nord

MAY 23 2022

10am-1:30pm PST

23 MAI 2022

10h-13:30h HNP*

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Climate Art Web

Web d'Art Climatique​

The Climate Art Web (CAW/WAC) is a network that brings together artists living in northern Turtle Island (Canada) who are invested in creating projects that relate to climate change, environmental justice, sustainability and place-based care and relationship. 

CAW is currently in the process of designing and launching an online mapping resource of artists, projects and organizations related to climate art in northern Turtle Island. The online mapping resource is being crafted alongside and in conversation with Indigenous knowledge keepers and ecological mapping practices.  

CAW exists to:


1) discuss and share artistic projects that address the combined crises we face;


2) offer visioning with regard to ecologically-sensitive and/or ecologically-inspired ways of both living and making art;


3) honour, acknowledge and learn from indigenous-led artistic practices that work in concert with the land;


4) share ecologically-oriented best practices from diverse cultures;


5) exchange ideas about facilitating art-making between and across geographical and cultural regions; and


6) share ideas about art-making with minimal/sustainable resource use and environmental impact.

Le Web d'Art Climatique (CAW/WAC) est un réseau qui rassemble des artistes vivant dans le nord de l'Île de la Tortue du Nord (Canada) qui s'investissent dans la création de projets liés au changement climatique, à la justice environnementale, à la durabilité et aux soins et relations fondés sur le lieu. ​


Les CAW/WAC sont présentement en train de concevoir et de lancer une ressource cartographique en ligne d'artistes, de projets et d'organisations liés à l'art climatique dans le nord de l'île de la Tortue. La ressource cartographique en ligne est conçue en collaboration et en conversation avec les gardiens de savoir autochtones et les pratiques de cartographie écologique.

CAW/WAC existe pour :



1) discuter et partager des projets artistiques qui répondent aux crises combinées auxquelles nous faisons face;



2) offrir une vision sur des manières écologiquement sensibles et/ou écologiquement inspirées de vivre et de faire de l'art ;



3) honorer, reconnaître et apprendre des pratiques artistiques dirigées par les autochtones qui fonctionnent de concert avec la terre ;



4) partager les meilleures pratiques écologiques de diverses cultures ;



5) échanger des idées au sujet de la facilitation de la création artistique à travers les régions géographiques et culturelles ; et



6) partager des idées sur la création de l'art incorporant les buts de réduire au maximum l'impact écologique et d'optimiser la quantité et la durabilité des ressources.



Are you an artist in northern Turtle Island invested in creative projects that relate to climate change, environmental justice, sustainability and place-based care and relationship? We would love to know about and highlight your work. 

Êtes-vous un artiste du nord de l'île de la Tortue investi dans des projets créatifs liés au changement climatique, à la justice environnementale, à la durabilité et aux soins et relations fondés sur le lieu? Nous aimerions connaître et mettre en valeur votre travail.


The Community Connectors act as initial seeds into the land. They reach out with their mycelial arms and bring others into the circle -- connecting eco-art projects into the Climate Art Web. Below are our Community Connectors from across Northern Turtle Island. 

Les connecteurs communautaires agissent comme des graines initiales dans le pays. Ils tendent la main avec leurs bras mycéliens et amènent les autres dans le cercle - connectant des projets d'art écologique au Web d'Art Climatique. Vous trouverez ci-dessous nos connecteurs communautaires de tout le nord de l'île de la Tortue.


Mayumi Lashbrook is a Japanese Canadian settler in Tkaronto who seeks to expose, challenge, and rectify systems of oppression by creating innovative, introspective and inclusive dance theatre. She sees embodiment as at the crux of world making, providing alternatives to unconscious thought, consumerism and oppression. Her primary practices span performance, choreography, education and Artistic Direction. Mayumi is the Co-Artistic Director of Hamilton based Aeris Körper, a facilitator of Dreamwalker Dance’s Conscious Bodies methodology, and the Communications and Outreach Manager for the Canadian Dance Assembly. She has been mentored by Peggy Baker, Andrea Nann and Denise Fujiwara.

Nicole Schafenacker is a writer, performer and artist-researcher originally from amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton. Her work explores body memory, feminist narratives, liminal spaces at the threshold of change, intimate geographies, and hopeful acts/relationships between humans and place. She has spent the last five years living, studying, and showing work in different subarctic locations including in northern BC and northern Norway. She is currently the artist in residence for the Yukon chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). Nicole lives in Whitehorse on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council with a very sweet retired sled dog named Aliy.

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Flora Aldridge is an artist and educator passionate about interdisciplinary approaches to climate justice. Flora hopes to deepen our connection to the natural more-than-human world through food exploration, art practice, and sustainable agriculture. Through her involvement in multiple community-lead projects and her work as a facilitator within educational programs, Flora aims to build food and art communities centred around climate justice. Flora is also a passionate cook who strongly believes in the role that food can play in building relationships between us and our environment. As an artist, Flora’s practice is centred around place-based care, fostering empathy, and developing a deeper intimacy with the natural world. 

Jen Yakamovich is a drummer, researcher, and improviser currently living and working as a settler on Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Her work focuses on the relationship between sound, social ecologies, and complex embodiment. She received her Master's in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University in 2019. She performs under the moniker Troll Dolly.

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Chantal Chagnon is a Cree / Métis Singer, Drummer, Artist, Storyteller, Actor, Educator, Workshop Facilitator, Social Justice Advocate and Activist with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She shares Traditional Indigenous Songs, Stories, Culture, History, Arts, Indigenous Craftsmanship and Teachings. Chantal has presented in Classrooms from Preschool through University and Professional, Community, and Social Justice Events and Gatherings. Chantal aims to entertain, engage, enlighten, educate, and inspire everyone she meets

Melanie Kloetzel (MFA, PhD) is a settler performance maker, scholar and educator based in Treaty 7 territory (Moh’kinsstis/Calgary). Director of the dance theatre company kloetzel&co., and co-director of the art intervention collective TRAction, Kloetzel’s research work spans stage, site and screen. Employing practice-as-research methodologies, Kloetzel develops events, workshops and encounters in theatre spaces, alternative venues, spaces of public assembly, and online environments. Kloetzel is Professor of Dance at the University of Calgary.

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Kevin Jesuino is a Portuguese-Canadian queer multi-disciplinary artist, arts-for-social change facilitator, placemaking educator, somatics practitioner and Co-Director of TRAction based between Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) and Mohkinstis (Calgary, Alberta). His work is oftentimes collaborative, site-specific, participatory, and process-oriented. His practice explores relationality, the body and the transformative ability of the arts. He draws from research in queer performance, deep ecology and modes of being together in his solo performance work. His community-embedded projects engage participants in performative actions, discussions, creative interventions, activations and other forms of organizing. Kevin is particularly passionate about facilitating social action around climate change, the ecological crisis and food security.

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