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NAC is honoured to work with many incredible Indigenous artists year round, and for National Indigenous Peoples Day, we highlight a few short videos by Indigenous collectives to encourage further exploration of Indigenous stories.

NAC is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today.

Bawaadan Collective is an all content indigenous created, indigenous owned creative collective. Indigenous artists and accomplices, collaborative contemporary storytelling through film and media production. Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Cree, Oji-Cree, Maori.

Ground is a contemplation on place, identity and time. The root of this work is focused on a collection of old photographs that were taken in the Atikameksheng (Sudbury) area over at least 50 years, and more recent video footage from Mnidoo Mnis (Manitoulin Island). Produced / Written / Directed / Score ee portal of Bawaadan Collective.

Ojistoh Productions doubles as a literary publishing label and media production house operating from Six Nations of the Grand River. Owner and producer Mohawk/Tuscarora writer and media artist Janet Marie Rogers believes in the growth of Indigenous art practices and communities where room for new voices and practices is infinite.

Ego of a Nation is a video poem produced on the Six Nations Reserve in response to centuries of court injustices towards Indigenous peoples; in particular the aquittal of 22 year old Colten Boushie's murderer in 2017. The original poem is part of the Ego of a Nation poetry collection of the same name published on the Ojistoh Publishing label in 2020.

Quiver Artist Collective consists of sound artist/musician Lindsay Dobbin, media artist Ann Verrall and documentary filmmaker Dianne Whelan.

The Beacon Project is a series of multimedia creations in collaboration with Indigenous communities along The Great Trail. A companion piece to the feature documentary 500 Days in the Wild— the five-year, 24,000 km ecological and reconciliation pilgrimage of filmmaker Dianne Whelan.

Keep exploring with 7,800+ indigenous community videos in 70 languages