Artist Talk with Debra Dzijúksuk O’Gara (Tlingit, Yupik, Irish), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum
Sat., Oct. 8th 3-4pm
- Meeting ID: 841 0797 8230
- Passcode: 308552
As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, Debra Dzijuksuk O’Gara (Tlingit, Yup’ik Irish) will give a talk on a selection of artifacts from the Sheldon Jackson Museum’s permanent collection. The talk will be held in-person at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and simultaneously on zoom on Sat., Oct. 8th from 3-4pm. People wishing to reserve a spot to attend in-person or who wish to be emailed a zoom link should call (907) 747-8981.
Debra Dzijúksuk O’Gara is Tlingit, Yup’ik, Irish and raven from the Teey hit taan clan of Wrangell. She currently lives in Petersburg, Alaska. Her mom was born and raised in Mountain Village, Alaska and now lives in Juneau. Her grandmother, Frances Tamaree Sheppard was born in Wrangell and died young. Her great grandmother was Tillie Paul Tamaree, a civil rights activist and mother to William and Louis Paul. Tillie’s second husband and Djik’s great grandfather, William Tamaree, was a community leader and carver.
(Photo provided by Debra Dzijúksuk O’Gara)