Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé
Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé (b. 1992) is a proud Niisüü member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon and Alaska. She is an Upper Tanana visual artist, emerging curator, and volunteer. She was taught to bead by her Grandma Marilyn John, an Upper Tanana Elder and residential school Survivor. Knowing the importance of cultural revitalization her Grandma encouraged her to bead and sew at a young age. Teresa began exhibiting her work in 2014, and has now had three solo shows and participated in over 20 group exhibitions. Teresa has sat on numerous arts committees and juries over the years and currently sits on the Board of the Indigenous Curatorial Collective.