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8TH Fire Host Wab Kinew

8TH Fire Host Wab Kinew Aho ndinawemaaganidog, Waabanakwaad indigo. Kwekwekipiness minawaa indigo. Ozaawaabiitang minawaa indizhinikaz. Pizhiw ndodem. Kakagiwaatisoonigaming ndoonjii. Nimidew. Hello, my relatives. My name is Wab Kinew. I am from the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Picture the most stunning lakes,... Read More »


Réal Junior Leblanc

Réal Junior Leblanc My name is Réal Junior Leblanc. I am Innu and the father of three children. I am a poet and filmmaker, but an artist at heart. At age 17, I left home to discover the world. I lived for ten... Read More »


Jessie Fraser

Jessie Fraser My name is Jessie Fraser and I grew up in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut. It's a small, isolated Inuit community, on the Belcher Islands in the Hudson Bay. My mom is Inuk and my dad is not, hence the last name... Read More »


Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue How is it, I sometimes wonder, that I wound up a journalist? No question, from a young age, I had a compulsion to write. That flame was fueled by my first byline in a student newspaper. But, I can... Read More »


Marie-Pier Ottawa

Marie-Pier Ottawa My name is Marie-Pier Ottawa. I am Atikamekw and I come from the community of Manawan in Quebec. I studied arts in college in Trois-Rivières, but I had already started to make films when I was about thirteen years old.... Read More »


Karine Awashish

Karine Awashish "It's important for me to give back to those from whom I received..." I'm Atikamekw originally from d'Obedjiwan, a small community 143 km south of Chibougamau, in the heart of Quebec. I've always had a nomadic spirit, just like... Read More »


Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is an Inuk producer and director from Iqaluit, Nunavut. She owns Unikkaat Studios Inc., an independent production company which produces films about Inuit life and culture in Inuktitut-language. Arnaquq-Baril directed her first film, Tunnit: Retracing the Lines of... Read More »


Caroline Nepton Hotte

Caroline Nepton Hotte In January, I'll be a host on Radio-Canada's national radio series L'Avenir est indien which is part of the 8th Fire project between SRC and CBC. For the 8TH Fire television series, I was a field producer and I... Read More »


Jérémie Wookey

Jérémie Wookey Jérémie Wookey is a shooter/editor working for CBC in Winnipeg. In 2008 he discovered his Metis roots alongside his sister Janelle shooting Memere Metisse, the story behind their family's long-hidden Aboriginal history. He has since become more involved in... Read More »


Sonia Bonspille Boileau

Sonia Bonspille Boileau I was born and raised in Okanesatake. No, that isn't a typo. I did write OKanesatake. I am from Oka and Kanesatake. In my mind and in my heart they are one and the same. It is where I grew... Read More »


Janelle Wookey

Janelle Wookey I am Janelle Wookey, a Franco-Métis filmmaker and on-air personality based in Winnipeg. I grew up in a big, fat Franco-Manitoban family. Our culture and language played an integral role in every aspect of our lives but it wasn't until... Read More »


Coleen Rajotte

Coleen Rajotte I have a mission statement in life: "share stories that increase an understanding of Aboriginal peoples here and around the world". My story began when I was adopted as a Cree child, by the Rajotte family in Winnipeg in the... Read More »


Waub Rice

Waub Rice My name is Waubgeshig Rice and I'm Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario. My name means "white sky" in the Ojibway language. I'm also told it refers to the colour of the sky before the sun comes up. It was... Read More »


Tyler Hagan

Tyler Hagan I am a 25-year-old Metis filmmaker from Vancouver, B.C. and recently graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Film. I love the craft of filmmaking, and am an avid student of the art form. My films often straddle... Read More »


Tracey Deer

Tracey Deer I am a Mohawk filmmaker from Kahnawake and have wanted to work in the media ever since I was twelve years old. I see filmmaking as an art form that can touch, influence and educate a viewer while at the... Read More »


Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin

Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin My name is Angie-Pepper O'Bomsawin and I am an Abanaki filmmaker from Odanak Reservation in Quebec along the St. Francis River, but I now live in Kahnawake with my fiancé and son. I was first bitten by the film bug... Read More »


Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew I was born in the Mackenzie Mountains near the community of Tulita (formerly Fort Norman) and spent my early years growing up in the bush learning Dene traditions and language before going to school in Inuvik. I spent seven... Read More »


Dëneze Nakehk'o

Dëneze Nakehk'o My name is Dëneze Nakehk'o, I'm from Denendeh - the land of the sacred waters. My father is Jim Antoine and my mother is Celine Antoine. My first name is Denesuline from my mother side - it means 'little man.'... Read More »


Connie Walker

Connie Walker My name is Connie Walker and I'm a Cree from the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. Like a lot of First Nations people, I come from a huge family. And when I say huge, I mean HUGE. I am... Read More »


Angela Sterritt

Angela Sterritt My name is Angela Sterritt. My father is Gitxsan and Irish and my mother was born in Newfoundland. Both migrated outside their communities at an early age and ended up where I was born in Campbell River on Vancouver Island,... Read More »