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episode 12: The Lengths This Indigenous Jeweller Went to for Her Craft

Tania Larsson is a maker of Gwich’in fine jewelry. When she was 15, Tania left France and moved to Northern Canada to learn more about her Gwich’in heritage. The learning curve was steep, but Tania began making and selling jewelry created through traditional Gwich’in techniques, and her work has been featured in one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world: Vogue


  • Tania Larsson Studio

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To learn more about the residential school system in Canada:

  • Canada’s Residential Schools: The Inuit and Northern Experience, The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Inuvik Ski Club History

Anshuman Iddamsetty

Phoebe Wang
Emma Fedderson
Jace Meyer
Anshuman Iddamsetty

Senior Supervising Producer
Tammi Downey

Raheem Grant

Musical Score
Jim Guthrie


 2019-07-24  20m