UnFURled is a project honoring Yukon’s trapping history and celebrating its future. We are planning a immersive event in the spring of 2018.
Using short films, compelling portraits, displays, and creating opportunities for people to interact with the trappers themselves, we hope to increase understanding of why people trap. By sharing stories of family, history, and lifestyle, we want to change perceptions of the industry and demonstrate how fur can be a part of everyday lives.
Stephen Frost Sr. has trapped for over 50 years. By helping tell his stories, profiling his experiences and how trapping has enriched his life we will help people connect with trappers like Stephen.
We will create an opportunity for the direct sale of furs and crafts made with fur.
We will provide opportunities to learn basic fur handling technique and simple uses of furs, such as creating fur ruffs for winter jackets.
Stephen Frost Sr., his son Harold and grandson Travis are all trappers from the tiny northern community of Old Crow.