Since 2012 I have been part of a creative collaboration 
with members of the Behchokǫ̀ community,
in the Tłı̨chǫ
 region, Northwest Territories. I have worked with elders and youth on projects that 

involve the visualization of regional oral history 
through the practice of art, design, and animation
(an example of what the Social Sciences and Humanities 
Research Council of Canada refers to as
'Research 
Creation'). Since the beginning of this collaboration, and as part of 
graduate studies in
visual communication design (through 
the University of Alberta) we completed one film in 2013: 

The Woman Who Came Back. In 2016 we began our second 
film, based on the peace between
Edzo and Akaitcho.

Through this ongoing work, we adhere to the Tłı̨chǫ 
educational philosophy of 'being strong like
two people.' 
There is strength in bringing together different forms 
of knowledge (oral and visual),
and different generations 
(elders and youth). This collaboration is based on relationships: between
stories and the land, between 
myself and the community, as well as the past, present and future.
Aspects of this collaboration were discussed during my participation in a panel discussion at the
Traditional Knowledge Festival in Yellowknife. The Woman Who Came Back is currently broadcast
by 
Arte tv in Germany and France. Within the context of 
my PhD in Human Ecology (University
of Alberta) the 
continuation of this research is supported 
by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.