Cultural Learning Circle: Stories Are In Our Bones

Films and Discussion with Janine Windolph and the Nakoda AV Club

Photo of Dawlari Windolph, Janine Windolph, and Corwyn Windolph-Turtle taken in Cree First Nation of Waswanipi

Wednesday, June 26

7 – 9:30 p.m.

FREE! RSVP required

Join us for an evening of short films created by Indigenous filmmaker Janine Windolph and the Nakoda AV Club. Stay for a discussion with the artists to explore the themes of family, community, healing and connecting to the land. 

Janine’s films share stories from her family, which confront the impacts of cultural disconnection as well as the love and healing that can be shared between generations. The Nakoda AV Club will be presenting recent films made by their members, including a new short documentary about women and the drum.

Space is very limited! – Please reserve your spot. If you can’t make it, please be sure to let us know well in advance so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Photo of Dawlari Windolph, Janine Windolph, and Corwyn Windolph-Turtle taken in Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. Credit: Janine Windolph

Meet the Filmmakers

Photo of Janine Windolph

Janine Windolph

Janine Windolph (Atikamekw/Woodland Cree) is a Saskatchewan-based filmmaker, Interdisciplinary artist, curator and storyteller. She is working at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as the Associate Director of Indigenous Arts. Prior, Janine was the Curator of Community Engagement at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan. She continues to homeschool and collaborate with her sons, Dawlari and Corwyn, who are working on the Buffalo Mountain Video Project. She is currently a board of director for Prince of Trust Canada and volunteers for Buffalo Mountain Banff.

Photo of the Nakoda AV Club

The Nakoda Audio Visual Club

The Nakoda Audio Visual Club is a storytelling society, an arts collective, and a group of emerging and established artists. Based in Mînîthnî, they started as a youth group, but have grown into young leaders. Members work from the perspective that all youth and stories have power and potential.

Film Line-Up

Our Maternal Home 

By Janine Windolph

Tracing their origins to the Cree Nation of Waswanipi, a family confronts the impacts of generational and cultural disconnection, discovering a potent form of medicine: the bonds of kinship.

Stories Are In Our Bones

By Janine Windolph

In this layered short film, filmmaker Janine Windolph takes her young sons fishing with their kokum (grandmother), a residential school survivor who retains a deep knowledge and memory of the land.


Cultural Learning Circles

Cultural Learning Circles have become an important part of programs at artsPlace! These are led by a diversity of facilitators, from Stoney Nakoda knowledge-keepers to local community members to experts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education. They are offered FREE and IN-PERSON in the artsPlace theatre.

On the picture: Travis Rider & Teresa Snow

Experiencing the arts is a right regardless of financial means. Learn about the Discover Art Access Program here.

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