Western Arctic Women Artists

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: social sciences, anthropology, traditional knowledge, oral history, educational resources, art, female artists

Principal Investigator: McNeal, Joanne (1)
Licence Number: 12717
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: Dr. Rita Irwin

Objective(s): To record oral histories of selected Inuvialuit and Gwich'in women artists regarding their learning experiences and perceptions of art and craft within the Western Arctc. The study will compile an archival colletion which will serve as an educational and cultural resource in the communities. This will also be part of an international study.

Project Description: Phase One and Two were completed in 1992 and 1993. Phase 3 (completion) will review previous interviews and additional interviews will be conducted. Current interviews will become part of an international project headed by Dr. Rita Irwin of UBC.