Locals Only publication now available
Locals Only publication
Published by AKA artist-run
96 pages, full colour, soft cover.
The Locals Only publication, features Elders, knowledge-keepers, youth, artists, and project partners in a series of contributions that enact and expand upon the core elements of the project spanning from 2017 to 2019. From recipes to plays, poems to illustrations, essays to interviews, local histories to national reflections, artist projects to how-to’s on foraging and preserving food; this publication serves as a record of the activity from Locals Only and a set of propositions for what could come next.
With contributions by: Derya Akay, Vivienne Bessette, Julia Feyrer, Cate Francis, CHEP Good Food Inc., Hamilton Artists Inc., Meagan Hong, Vanessa Kwan, Justin Langlois, Modern Fuel, Curtis Peeteetuce, Dr. Priscilla Settee, Holly Schmidt, Chef Jenni Schrenk, Salem Sharp, this town is small, Kurtis Wilson, Kevin Wesaquate, Jireh Wong, UAS.
The publication is available online, at AKA, McNally Robinson (Saskatoon), Turning the Tide, University of Saskatchewan Bookstore, Plug In ICA, Or Gallery, and Art Metropole.
This book is published as part of Locals Only, developed by Justin Langlois, curated by Tarin Dehod, organized with Yvonne Hanson, spanning April 2017 to June 2019. Locals Only operated as an Elder-guided, artist-designed, and youth-coordinated mobile programming space, serving as a platform for intercultural dialogue and intergenerational capacity-building by sharing traditional knowledge around food, hospitality, and community development in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.
Locals Only is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded in part through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapters program. With this $35 million investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
AKA is an artist-run centre operating on Treaty Six Land that encompasses the traditional homeland of numerous First Nations, including Cree, Dene, Plains Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Ojibwe, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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