SNP, UManitoba share Indigenous films involving alumni, students

Two postsecondary schools recently shared Indigenous films from alumni and 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.” An Ojibwe version of Star Wars: A New Hope created through a partnership involving Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, the University of Manitoba, Disney-Lucasfilm, and APTN will premiere in Winnipeg in August. 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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