The First Peoples Initiative of Dawson College presents a panel discussion on Indigenous resurgence in Media Arts with three of Montreal’s cutting-edge women media artists! Artist Skawennati developed her machinima creation TimeTraveller™ at Concordia’s innovative AbTeC (Aboriginal Technologies in Cyberspace) to present Indigenous perspectives of the past and imagine an empowered Indigenous future. In her film determiNATION songs, Métis filmmaker Michelle Smith documents how Aboriginal artists, including acclaimed hip hop artist Samian, proudly reclaim their languages and cultural heritage through music. And actor/director Brittany LeBorgne stars as the adventurous Zoe in the wildly popular, award-winning TV series Mohawk Girls—and has just been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award as best leading actress in a TV comedy for the role!
Photo Credits (from left to right)
Still of Cheri Maracle from determiNATION songs by Michelle Smith
Still from TimeTraveller™ created and developed by Skawennati
Still of Brittany LeBorgne (R) with Kawennahere Devery Jacobs (L) from Mohawk Girls