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Janine Windolph, a Saskatchewan-based filmmaker, is nehiyaw (Cree), born in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6, and a member of Waswanipi Cree First Nation, James Bay Agreement. This workshop will explore the diversity in values, protocols, and processes in Indigenous Storytelling Practices. The workshop will highlight the relationship between the storyteller and their audiences while emphasizing the responsibility storytellers have to their communities, and whose stories they are representing. Discussions will draw from personal documentary, narrative creation, media and journalism, statement gathering, and community storytelling projects. The format of the workshop will be a presentation followed by a dialogue of pathways Indigenous storytellers have to navigate to get their stories created and shared. Themes of the conversation; how to work with Indigenous communities and ways to approach film and video that incorporates Indigenous methodologies.
Janine Windolph (Atikamekw/Woodland Cree) is a Saskatchewan-based filmmaker, Interdisciplinary artist, curator and storyteller. She is working for the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as the Associate Director of Indigenous Arts.
Filmography includes Stories Are In Our Bones (Director and Writer) Lifegivers: Honoring Our Elders and Children (Director and Writer), The Land of Rock and Gold (Co-Director, Co-Writer and Co-Producer), Ayapiyâhk ôma niyanân “Only us, we are here at home” (Production Mentor and Narrator), From Up North (Producer) and The Beacon Project: Stories of Qu’Appelle Valley (Production Support, Storyteller and Producer) available on CBC Gem. Janine also worked on RIIS from Amnesia: Recovering the Lost Legacies (Co-Director and Co-Producer), a feature-length documentary that explores the history of the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS). Janine’s next project is a 20-minute documentary called Our Maternal Home: Waswanipi (Director, Writer and Narrator).
Janine had served Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking Inc., RIIS Commemorative Association, Inc., Common Weal, and Reconciliation Regina. She is currently a board of director for Prince of Trust Canada and Regina International Film Festival & Awards (RIFFAs).