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Nanook
Gordon Fareal

Nanook
Gordon Fareal

Medium:

bone, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Toronto, ON

Gender:

2 Spirit

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Inuvik, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, NT
23 July

Work

Biography

Nanook Gordon Fareal is an actor, carver, and silk-screen printmaker who was born in Inuvik, Invialuit Settlement Region, NT, and who lives in Toronto, ON. They starred in the 5-episode TV series Squirm (2015), and played a bodyguard in Starvival (2012-2015). After reconnecting with their mother and learning more about the inter-generation legacy of residential schools, they founded Feeding Canada, which sends food and other essentials to northern communities. Fareal began silk-screening t-shirts to raise money for the program. Fareal also founded the Intergenerational Survivor Project to capture the stories of those dealing with intergenerational residential school trauma, and co-founded Porcupine Warriors, which stages peaceful protests for increased land and water protections.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
‘We never grew up with our culture:’ One person’s journey to reconnect with their Indigenous roots April 8, 2018 Nicole Royle

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Founder Feeding Canada
Co-founder Porcupine Warriors

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
Squirm 2015 Co-host
Starvival 2012-2015 Bodyguard

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September 14, 2017