Three Yukon First Nations Artists have had their artwork selected as gifts for the Arctic Inspiration Prize. Ken Anderson & Jared Kane from Whitehorse and Dennis Shorty from Ross River, will have their work presented to the three recipients at a gala ceremony on December 11 in Halifax. The $1 million dollar Arctic Inspiration Prize recognizes and promotes the extraordinary contribution made by teams in the gathering of Arctic knowledge and their plans to implement this knowledge to real world applications for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic, Arctic Peoples and therefore Canada as a whole. The selection committee includes Yukon’s Geraldine Vanbibber, Peter Mansbridge, Michaele Jean and Sheila Watt Clouttier.
Congratulations to Ken, Jared and Dennis! There will be over 600 people at the ceremony so your artwork will be under the spotlight!
For more info on the Arctic Inspiration Prize go to: http://www.arcticinspirationprize.ca/