Indigenous voices and representation in media

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Indigenous voices and representation in film

Slash Back

Slash/Back (2022)

Innuksuk, N. (Director)  
[Streaming Video].

When Maika and her ragtag friends discover an alien invasion in their tiny arctic hamlet, it’s up to them to save the day. Utilizing their makeshift weapons and horror movie knowledge, the aliens realize you don’t mess with girls from Pang. 

Night raiders

Night raiders (2021)

Goulet, D. (Director)  
[Streaming Video] 

A mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try to rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

Portraits from a fire

Portraits from a fire (2021)

Mack, T. (Director)  
[Streaming Video] 

A coming-of-age film that follows Tyler, an eccentric and lonely teenager who spends his days filmmaking, vlogging his Indigenous community, and hanging out with his grandparents until he meets Aaron, a mysterious, and influential figure who encourages Tyler to showcase his most personal film, leading to a reckoning between past and future, life and death, and father and son. 

Unusual in every way

Unusual in every way (2021)

Barnard, D., & Papini-Pollock, Y. (Directors) 
[Streaming Video ] 

An unusual tale of struggle, friendship, hope and inspiration. An Indigenous man with autism and disabilities meets a renowned professor from Israel. Their unique friendship is an inspiration for a struggling man and for a people. 


Wildhood (2021)

Hannam, B. (Director) 
[Streaming Video] 

A rebellious two-spirit teenager runs away from home to find his birth mother and reclaim his Mi’kmaw heritage.


Monkey beach

Monkey beach (2020) 

Todd, L. (Director)  
[Streaming Video]

A dramatic feature film based on the book by Indigenous author Eden Robinson.

Never again

Never again: A broken promise (2016)

Ofime, R. (Director)  
[Streaming Video]

Sometimes the most impactful stories are the ones that sneak up on you. Never Again: A Broken Promise is a compelling documentary that draws parallels between four major genocidesThe Yazidi Genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide and Cultural Genocide in Residential Schools.

Empire of dirt.

Empire of dirt (2013)

Stebbings, P. (Director)  
[Streaming Video]

Centring on three generations of Canadian Aboriginal women, Peter Stebbings’ Empire of Dirt is a gripping story about confronting the past, set within a family burdened by cycles of addiction, poverty, and teenage pregnancy.

Reverse shots

Reverse shots: Indigenous film and media in an international context

Knabe, S. M., & Pearson, W. G. (2014) 

Indigenous voices and representation in art and story