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Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson’s directions to his studio in a small seaside community in southern British Columbia do not include a street number. Instead, the notes I scratched down when I spoke …

Thomas King

Thomas King came to Canada almost by accident. In 1980 he wanted to start a new life for himself and his nine-year old son after the breakup of his marriage. …

Rosemarie Kuptana

The sting of a teacher’s hand as it strikes a face and the instant humiliation of an eight-year-old child still resonates across the decades. Rosemarie Kuptana was that girl – …

Can a Ballet Heal a Nation?

On Wednesday, October 1, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet premiered ‘Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation’ an original ballet about residential school history in Canada. I attended the ballet that …

Where are all the Aboriginal movies?

In his award-winning documentary Reel Injun, Neil Diamond takes a humorous and insightful look at Hollywood’s portrayal of North American Aboriginal people. The B&W film clips of non-native actors with brown …

Welcome to Aboriginal Producer in Canada

Tansi. For the past ten years I’ve produced, directed and written Aboriginal-focused television programming in Canada. This sector of the larger Canadian television industry continues to grow, but there are …