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Adam is the Director of Multimedia for the Tahltan Central Government of the Tahltan First Nation in Northern British Columbia, Canada.

For over a decade, he’s worked with and for indigenous communities. Much of his work explores indigenous knowledge of and relationships with nature, from Nso ethics around cutting down a kola nut tree to gorilla totems and taboos to the holy ibex of Kyrgyz hunting fables. He works with scientists too, documenting their research and their relationships with knowledge and nature.    

Adam holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and a MSc in Science Communication, with a focus on natural history filmmaking, from the University of Otago. He’s taught university courses in environmental writing and environmental ethics, including backcountry field courses on climate change, taking students to meet indigenous activists, melting glaciers, and endangered whitebark pine in the alpine.

Noal is the Communications Manager for ArtStarts. She focuses on social justice and anti-oppression and holds a MA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia.

Our folk film, Nzhu Jimangemi (the Gorilla's Wife), won the 2015 Jean Rouch award for exceptional collaborative filmmaking.


We are ever learning and un-learning,

actively pursuing decolonization

and, hopefully, increasingly centering the narratives and voices of others in our work.

Here we acknowledge some of the Nations on whose land we lived, studied and worked.

Though the list is not complete, it shows on whose land we have spent the most time:



xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) 








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