Critical Discussion

Chanelle Lajoie, still from Bison Hunt, film-in-progress

Theory at Home

Indigenous Storytelling in Moving Images with Chanelle Lajoie

  • April 15, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Online with Zoom

Everyone welcome! Email programs@mawa.ca to receive the Zoom link to the meeting.

Identity, place, and community: these are common themes woven into Indigenous narratives. Let’s explore the ways in which Indigenous storytellers strengthen their voices, relate their experiences and recount yesteryear as a means to shape tomorrow within these topics on-screen, as they stand alone and intersect.

Reading: Marjorie Beaucage, “Aboriginal Voices: Entitlement through Storytelling” in Transference, Tradition, Technology. 

  • Chanelle Lajoie

    Born on Treaty 1 Territory, Chanelle Lajoie (She/Her/They/Them) is a Queer Métis multi-disciplinary artist honouring, engaging and amplifying the voices of her communities through storytelling. Lajoie is currently participating in MAWA’s Foundation Mentorship Program, which has prepared her to take on GrandMother/Tongue with Toronto Queer Film Festival’s DIY Lab Mentorship Program (2021) and Bison Hunt with ImagineNATIVE’s Doc Salon Fellowship (2021).