HeaddressJJ Neepin recreates her great-grandfather’s portrait and explores the responsibility of wearing a headdress. NOW STREAMING ON CBC GEM
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Filmmaker JJ Neepin recreates her great-grandfather’s portrait and explores the responsibility of wearing a headdress. “To me, the headdress is a symbol of leadership.”
JJ Neepin is a female Indigenous filmmaker. With the help of photographer Nadya Kwandibens, JJ plans to recreate her great-grandfather’s portrait.
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The headdress is a powerful symbol with great meaning in First Nations communities. Headdress is the start of an ongoing conversation about tradition and cultural appropriation.