Indigenous Stories

Introducing stories by Indigenous collaborators, created inside and outside community digital storytelling workshops or during our artist-led research.

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Searching for my sister’s eyes

The storyteller remembers her sister as she walks through Mount Pleasant and sees brown faces painted in the street murals.

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Three Little Birds

Walker shares the Cree names of her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Cheepoostatin, three gentle men with a powerful influence.

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Everyone Belongs

Coco Eskotew’s powerful challenge to a bully’s “silent treatment” grows out of her ability as a painter to express metaphors.

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Kamloops Art Tour

Artist Chris Bose takes us on a tour of his favourite Kamloops arts spots. He begins with murals he co-created...

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Coco documents her process and techniques as an artist while she creates a painting encouraging people to accept and respect...

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Artists’ Memories of Mount Pleasant

Michelle La Flamme began this sound walk about Vancouver’s creative hub Mount Pleasant in August 2021. Walk through the area...

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An Indigenous healthcare worker in Vancouver encounters systemic racism firsthand and tells us about her experience in Malpractice.

Brenda Prince…joke teller

Brenda took part in the grunt gallery Digital Story Workshop in February, 2023. She created a vignette of her comedy...

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Lulu’s Story

Moving to big town Vancouver helped Lulu to develop her fashion career and connect with other trans folks.

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Kelly Roulette’s Small Dog

Kelly Roulette's family dog was named Small by her daughter when he joined their household. His job is to be...

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