Tell Me A Story: An invitation from Suzuki Elders

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The Suzuki Elders are a voluntary association of self-identified elders, working with and through the David Suzuki Foundation. They support other elders and younger generations through dialogue and action on environmental issues. Five of the elders share what they’ve learned from these collaborations.


Digital Storytellers: Diana Ellis, Cynthia Lam, Patricia Plackett, Martha Saunders and Erlene Woollard, 
Photos and Videos: Lillian Ireland, Cynthia Lam,, David Plackett, Patricia Plackett, Martha Saunders, Steven Shorrock, Bob Woollard and Erlene Woollard.
Music: Erzsi Institorisz  “We are the Earth”
Editor: Lorna Boschman
Mentors: Sebnem Ozpeta and Lorna Boschman

Created during grunt gallery’s 2021 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops. grunt gallery was founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC with the vision to become an internationally renowned artist-run centre and further the practice of contemporary art. Through the exploration of our diverse Canadian cultural identity, we are able to offer public programming in the form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and other special projects in the community. Our mandate is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art.

We gratefully acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

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