In 1968, the Province of British Columbia completed construction on a dam and began flooding the Rocky Mountain Trench in northern British Columbia, Canada. The resulting flood greatly impacted the Tsay Keh Dene people who have inhabited this area since time immemorial. DƏNE YI'INJETL is told from the perspective of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation about the events that took place before and after the flood. The project was pushed forward with little thought given to the resulting impacts that the natural environment and Tsay Keh Dene people would soon face.
Luke Gleeson is an emerging First Nations artist and member of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation, a Sekani speaking people known as “People of the Mountains”. Concepts such as water, natural states, and Tsay Keh Dene culture are often utilized as metaphors in his music, art and film.
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