Koosen and Zoë have been working together since 2013, when they created their first radio documentary together. 'We Are Still Here'. This piece has aired on radio across Canada and was part of the Royal BC Museums' exhibition "Our Living Languages: First People's Voices in British Columbia"
Koosen and Zoë's work is intergenerational and international. Their work as facilitators has been widely acknowledged
I raise my hands to you all ... Words cannot express the experience in the exercise/workshop, was very educational, surreal and emotional. ~ Justice Program Director, Tla'amin Nation
Koosen and Zoë have been invited to work in several communities across so called British Columbia.
[their workshop]... powerfully conveys an accurate Canadian history that engages students minds and hearts and ignites their desire for truth and for change. . ~ Alison Taplay, Program Coordinator, Vancouver Island University
Koosen and Zoë understand the power of media. As co-hosts of the community radio show '42 Fish' they share language, music and events and encourage critical thinking, courageous conversations and cross cultural sharing. The Empowered Sound workshop teaches media literacy skills and hands on technical skills through creation. Participants learn how to gather, write, record and share stories.
Their events bring Indigenous Speakers to communities to create opportunities for discussions. Doreen Manual, Willie Trasher, Eric Wilson, Gunargie O'Sullivan and Banchi Hanuese have helped Koosen and Zoë to discuss Broadcasting, Music and Film with a lens of community building.
Singing and Drumming are a part of all of their work.
We challenge you to explore your discomfort until it moves you.