Tanya Lukin Linklater Biography
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Tanya Lukin Linklater originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in southern Alaska and is based in northern Ontario, Canada. Tanya studied at University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and Stanford University (A.B. Honours) where she received the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the Louis Sudler Prize for Creative and Performing Arts. Her performances in museums, videos, and installations have been exhibited in Canada and abroad. Her work centres Indigenous knowledge production in and through orality, conversation and embodied practices, including dance. She considers That which sustains us a conceptual and affective line within her work, alongside histories and structural violences that Indigenous peoples continue to respond to. Her work has been exhibited and performed widely nationally and internationally. She was awarded the Chalmers Professional Development Grant in 2010 and the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature in 2013. In 2018 Tanya was chosen by an independent jury as the inaugural recipient of the Wanda Koop Research Fund.