Journeys to Adäka is the story of seven indigenous artists who look to the past for the strength to overcome a legacy of hurt, becoming cultural giants and leaders in the process. This one-hour documentary follows its subjects as they prepare for the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon, inviting viewers into carving sheds, kitchens and community halls.

This documentary paints a moving portrait of self-empowered indigenous communities at an inflection point in our history. Journeys to Adäka was produced in association with Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association with support from Canada Media Fund, Yukon Film Production Fund and Northwestel Community TV.

WATCH the official trailer. LISTEN to CBC Radio’s interview with the director and producer.

The film is on the festival circuit this winter. Visit and follow the Facebook page for news, updates and behind-the-scenes photos.