Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a 2SQ Vuntut Gwitchin artist who was raised by her lesbian moms outside of the Yukon. In her award-winning interdisciplinary practice, she uses media such as performance, sound, textiles, collaboration, workshops and feral scholarship. A co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, she is invested in Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization and is concerned with the production, dissemination and embodiment of images.

Frei Njootli holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, a BFA from Emily Carr University and has been living and working as an uninvited guest on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo and Tsleil-Waututh territories for a decade. Her works and performances have been held in many territories, both locally and internationally at places such as Yukon Arts Center, The Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center,  BUSH_gallery, The Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), The Vancouver Art Gallery, Western Front, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The National Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery, Remai Modern, Paved Arts, aceArt, Art Space (Peterborough), Gallery TPW, Art Space (Seoul), Encuentro, Kamloops Art Gallery, imagineNATIVE, Sydfest, among others.

Check out her book my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money.