For over 10 years Adolfo Ruiz has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, and practiced independent filmmaking. In 2012 he began a creative collaboration with the community of Behchoko, Northwest Territories, through which Tlicho oral history is being visualized using animation. This project has combined intergenerational activities and participatory experiences as community youth visualize stories shared by elders. The Woman Who Came Back (2013) is the first film to emerge from this collaboration. Exploring forms of research through art, design, and animation, Adolfo’s work continues to revolve around cultural sustainability and storytelling. His PhD studies in Human Ecology are supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.