Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and he is currently based in North Bay. He produces a range of work including: video and film installation, performance, sculptural objects, and often works within the contexts of cooperative and collaborative gestures. Linklater’s work was featured in the Winter 2013 exhibition Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture. During this artist talk, Linklater considers the metaphor of the treaty medal to explore themes of negotiation, cooperation and collaboration as they relate to his larger practice.
Video produced by John Verhaeven.