SNP, UManitoba share Indigenous films involving alumni, students

Two postsecondary schools recently shared Indigenous films involving their alumni or students. Six Nations Polytechnic hosted a private film screening of Fancy Dance, which was directed by SNP alumni Odewayę́:sta’ Erica Tremblay. “I wrote much of the film in the student lounge at Six Nations Polytechnic during my Gayogo̱hó:nǫˀ immersion program,” said Tremblay. “Getting to share this work with community means everything.” The University of Manitoba shared that an Ojibwe version of Star Wars: A New Hope—created through a partnership involving UManitoba, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, Disney-Lucasfilm, and APTN—will premiere in Winnipeg on August 8th. Several members of UManitoba’s community were involved in the project: UManitoba Assistant Professor Cary Miller served as one of the project leads, UManitoba Assistant Professor Patrician Ningewance served as lead translator, and a group of UManitoba students shot behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

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