Written & Directed by Suzanne Crocker
Produced by Suzanne Crocker
Cinematography: Suzanne Crocker
Story Editor: Nettie Wild
Title Animation: Joel Penner
Drone Cinematography: Bill Kendrick, John Alderson, Pablo Saravanja, Jay Bulckaert, Ensio Lera
Sound Mixer and Designer: David Parfit
Corb Lund (Cows Around)
Andrew Laviolette (Present Tense)
Marieke Hiensch (Whispering)
Robert (Jesse) Cooke (Violet’s Song)
Website: Dan Dowhal
Animator: Andrew Sharp
Miche Genest (the amazing Boreal Gourmet who moved into my house for a week and taught me how to cook!)
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department
Alex Somerville and the Dawson City Museum
Kathy and Michael Gates
Additional Web & Social Media:
Chris Healey, Maria Sol, Gabriela Sgaga
Impact Campaign: Annelise Larson
Impact Campaign Assistants: Callum Batten, Sara Eyre
A huge thank you to all the food producers of Dawson City, Yukon and to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation including:
Otto Muehlbach & Conny Handwerk , Kokopellie Farm
Megan Waterman, LaStraw Ranch
Jen & Loren Sadlier, Klondike Valley Creamery
Angie Joseph-Rear, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder
Victor Henry, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder
Derrick Hastings and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department
Grant Dowdell & Karen Digby, Farmers
David McBurney & Ren Causer, Beekeepers
John Lenart & Kim Melton, Klondike Valley Nursery
Sylvia Frisch & Berwyn Larson, Birch Hill Forest Farm
Jackie Olson, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in “elder in training” & Artist
Shelby Jordan, BonTon Charcuterie
Dave Robinson, trapper
Paul & Becky Sadlier, Sun North Ventures
Sebastian Jones, commercial salmon fisher
Lucy & Jack Vogt, Lucy’s Vegetables and Bedding Plants
Diana & Ron McCready, Emu Creek Berry Farm
Peter Dunbar, hay farmer and outfitter
Mary Anne Davis, Tundarose Garden
Tom McMahon, gardener and gold miner
Louise Piché, gardener
Dawne Mitchell, gardener
Youth and Elders of First Fish (July), Fall Harvest Camp (September) & First Hunt (October)
Produced with the Participation of
Thank you to all the people of Dawson and beyond who shared knowledge, garden space, freezer space, recipes, wild berries, exotic Dawson grown vegetables, empty milk jugs and more!
Arctic Institute of Community Based Research
Florian Boulais & Alchemy Café
Dale & Sue Bradley
Paul Derry & Bonanza Market
Frannie and Tr’inke Zho Daycare
Doug & Jen Fraser
The General Store
Carol Ann Gingras
Kim & Mike McDougall
Jim and Darcy Michener
Mobile Abattoir Crew
Mary Jane Moses
Peter Nagaon and the YG Highways Crew
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Northern Farm Training Institute, NT
Qayuqtuvik Society, Nunavut
Simone & Tom Rudge
Robert Service School
Shaun, chef at Westmark Dawson
Betty St. Jean
Gerard St. Jean
Nora Van Bibber
Alfred Von Mirbach
Yukon Agricultural Association
Yukon Agriculture Branch
Suzanne Crocker, a Yukon filmmaker, switched careers from rural family physician to filmmaker in 2009.
Her feature-film-directing debut was with All The Time In The World (2014), a critically-acclaimed documentary film that has won 22 awards worldwide and screened in 25 countries in every continent including Antarctica.
Suzanne lives in Dawson City with her husband and three children.
Leigh Joseph is a member of the Squamish First Nation. She completed her Masters in Ethnobotany in the department of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She will be pursuing a PhD in Ethnobotany starting in September 2017.
Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships between people and plants. A major part of this is study is how plants have been, and are currently utilized, medicinally and for food by different cultures. The study of Ethnobotany combines biology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge as well as approaches to creating healthy ways of living and connections to the land.
Leigh has worked with her home community in Squamish to renew Ethnobotanical knowledge. She has worked with the elders, knowledge holders and youth to restore culturally important plant species and record this knowledge so that community members can utilize it into the future. She is particularly interested in the links between traditional plant use and health.
Leigh has most recently worked as an Ethnobotanist with the Tahltan Nation inTelegraph Creek, British Columbia. She has also worked with Indigenous
communities on Southern Vancouver Island, Kingcome Inlet and Haida Gwaii.
Leigh and her husband and two children are currently living in Dawson City in the territory of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in People.
> Visit Leigh's website
Hailing from the Yukon, Beverley Gray is the author of the award winning and national bestselling book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North. She is also the author of A Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants of Canada published by Harbour Publishing (2013).
In addition to her books, Beverley is well known as a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and an award-winning natural health-product formulator. She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in Whitehorse, Yukon. Beverley loves to share her passion for wild medicinal and food plants through herb walks, talks and medicine making.
Cathie Arcbould has been photographing the North for over 20 years for international newspapers and magazines, corporate and government clients. For her, each new assignments brings the same level of adventure and excitement as the first one did.
Her work is a study in extremes, from environmental portraiture to industrial documentation, and everything in between — editorial, creative advertising campaigns, annual reports, aerial photography, architecture, and more.
In Cathie's own words: "I love the North — its people, the land, the lifestyle. This comes out in my photography."