Facing Canada’s Past: The filming of Blood Tears

Facing Canada’s Past: The filming of Blood Tears

Our crew led by Cree Director Alex Lazarowich drove into Cold Lake to film with the famed Indigenous artist Alex Janvier. It had taken months to schedule time with this celebrity. Even then he was a very private person and asked us not to film his home. We had just a...
We Are All Treaty People. Or Are We?

We Are All Treaty People. Or Are We?

Often I am asked, what inspired me as a newcomer to learn more about Treaty 7? What inspired the roadtrip that became Elder in the Making? As it turns out, it all began with an acknowledgement. Just a few years ago I started hearing an acknowledgement about being on...
Wîsahkêcâhk – Tales from the land

Wîsahkêcâhk – Tales from the land

When we approached Billy Joe Laboucan to tell a Wîsahkêcâhk story for the Royal Alberta Museum, he was keen to do it. Then we squeamishly asked, “Can you tell a story in three minutes?” His response was “Absolutely not! There’s no such thing as a three-minute...
CBC: Land and Sea Series

CBC: Land and Sea Series

Recently our film crew took a trip up north for our new CBC short film The Land is the Teacher. We arrived at Athabasca Delta Community School that organizes the Experimental Learning Initiative, a special program that is hoping to revitalize the traditional practises...