She is the executive director of the Weekgushk Film Institute, a non-profit, artist-focused film and television training centre based on Manitoulin Island.Cheechoo is also an actress, producer, visual artist and winner of many creative awards in her lifetime.
For many, the celebration of 150 years of Canadian confederation is akin to a celebration of colonialism.His doctoral work focuses on Indigenous governance and language, especially the idea of "Nehinuw governance in Nehinuw terms".Keri Cheechoo — University of Ottawa -— Cree woman from Long Lake #58 First Nation.Filmmaker Shirley Cheechoo, middle, speaks with actors Micheline Blais, of Greater Sudbury, and Matthew Manitowabi on location at the VIA Rail train station in Sudbury on Thursday, July 19, 2012.Cheechoo was shooting at the station for her film, Moose River Crossing, which she wrote and is directing.He says that trauma is something that is passed down and the descendants feel the effects of it for generations.
The film is being created in hopes that it will bring some awareness to this ongoing issue and to reach a broad audience "that may also hide in the dark shadow of their own secrets." One thing that kept coming up during the interview with the cast is that "this story must be told." Cameron James is of native heritage, but his family did not deal with a residential school directly.
After a brutal season last year, Cheechoo is turning a page in 2010, playing well for the San Jose Sharks farm team and averaging over a point per game.
Maybe he will get a call up and a chance to show everyone that the fire is still inside him to play in the NHL.
A poet and scholar whose doctoral work will study and rewrite (re-right) the missing histories of the state-sponsored policy of forcing or coercing Indigenous women to sterilize their wombs.
Cherry Smiley — Concordia University — Nlaka'pamux (Thompson) and Diné (Navajo) artist and activist whose Ph D work concerns the colonization of Indigenous women's bodies.
Working as a Youth Services Assistant, pretty easy job, which is great!