Organizer: Arctic Arts Summit
Time: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 – 2:00 PM MST
Video: [link to be provided day of]
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Jeneen Frei Njootli is an Indigiqueer Vuntut Gwitchin artist and Na’aa w Dutch, Czech and Jewish ancestry. They moved back to their homelands two winters ago and are working on art, hunting, nesting, writing, rough carpentry, and compositions in Old Crow, Yukon. The New Museum in New York recently exhibited their work as part of the Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone and the Berlin Biennale currently is exhibiting an installation of Jeneen’s. They are a professor in the Art History, Visual Art + Theory department at the University of British Columbia.
is an artist and creative consultant from Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut. They are currently studying Expanded Media at NSCAD University. Zoe practices in a range of media such as painting, digital arts, metalworking, sculpting, drawing, film, and photography. They have created several largescale public murals in their community including at the high school, the local café, and the public pool, among others. Zoe is interested in traditional Inuit tattoo design as well as leading community art programs that involve working with youth; their first curated exhibition, KAKINIIT/HIVONIGHIJOTAA: Inuit Embodied Practices & Meanings, is currently on view at the Winnipeg Art Gallery – Qaumajuq.
Laura Lennert Jensen (b. 1996) is currently a master’s student at Ilisimatusarfik – University of Greenland, pursuing a degree in Cultural & Social History. Besides this, Laura is a musician and singer, and also co-wrote Berda Larsen’s short film Tuullik (2021) which received the Audience Award for Best Film at LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival in 2022. Since 2017, she has also been part of the board and one of festival organizers behind the annual volunteer-driven music festival Arctic Sounds in Sisimiut.