Ghastant' Aucoin Biography
Aucoin is a Wolf/Yanyedi member of the
Teslin Tlingit Council and recently returned home from Vancouver,
He received training from his elders as the lead singer/drummer/dancer
Deslin Khwan Dancers in the Yukon
and has performed with them throughout Canada
and the US
Aucoin received formal schooling in the First Nation Theatre Training
taught by nationally acclaimed director Carol Grey-Eyes. He is
performing “Cash Creek Charlie” along with Sharon Gramma Susie” Shorty
in the stand-up
comedy routine “Susie & Charlie”. He has also starred in the First
Nation’s Theatre Production “Raven’s Tale” in Whitehorse,
Yukon, which he also co-wrote
and directed. This was featured on APTN’s NEDAA.
Aucoin produced/directed/wrote/starred in “Kichx Anagaat Yatx’i:
Children of the Rainbow,” a celebration of two-Spirited peoples that
integrated both live and digital video pieces into one 90-minute
production. The world premiere was at the 2003 Out On Screen Queer Film
& Video Festival
It won the top award of “Audience Favorite for Best Feature”.
It has played at various venues across the country and has received
much acclaim and publicity.
Aucoin won the 2003 XtraWest’s Community Achievement Award for
Achievement in the Arts for Children on the Rainbow.
was also a nominee for the 2003 Vancouver Entrepreneur of
the Year, “Education” Category.
Aucoin recently was the associate producer for the Our City Our Voices
Project with the National Film Board of Canada, a Storyscapes Project
is currently the Assistant Director/Artistic Director for the Teslin
Tlingit Heritage Centre in Teslin, Yukon, as well as the
Yukon Aboriginal Liaison for the NFB.
can be reached at email@example.com