Anchorageites won’t want to miss the premiere of “Tracing Roots” at the Anchorage Museum, Sunday, October 19, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (free admission).
“Tracing Roots” is a new documentary that follows master Haida weaver Delores Churchill on a journey to replicate the spruce root hat found with Kwaday Dan Ts’inchi, also known as the Long Ago Person Found. The 300-year-old man was discovered in British Columbia and DNA testing discovered living descendants in Canada and Alaska. Her search crosses cultures and borders, and involves artists, scholars and scientists. The project raises questions about understanding and interpreting ownership, knowledge, and connection. A Q&A follows with Delores Churchill and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein.