Article from the FADER: “Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Spars With Colonialism In The “Under Your Always Light” Music Video The Indigenous artist’s new album f(l)light is out now. by Jordan Darville Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist based…

"Versaearcolonian" Performance with Chandra Melting Tallow

Versaearcolonion was the headliner for the SO WIDE SO LOW SO HIGH edition of VIVO Media Art’s Thirstdays series. SO WIDE SO LOW SO HIGH was curated by Raymond Boisjoly and Jordan Wilson. Versaearcolonion: “Con(versa)tional Strategies B(ear)ing Witness to the…

“Detention” is an animated micro-short I co-directed with animator David Seitz. This piece is part of an #NFB initiative called Naked Island. I was inspired by the story of Alpha and Glory Anawa. Glory fled certain violence in Cameroon and gave…

As the longest election campaign in a century nears it’s end, many FNMI (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) peoples are still on the fence about voting. To vote or not to vote? And if you are voting, who to vote…

Silent X Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with my cousin, the powerhouse Blackfoot filmmaker and actor, Cowboy Smithx, on his newly released podcast “Silent X.” It gets philosophical, it gets political, it gets a little goofy; it’s very Cowboy…

#Frack Off: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend Our Climate

    On Saturday September 20, I had the privilege of speaking on a panel with some incredible women warriors at The New School in NYC. The panel included Ellen Gabriel (Mohawk) Human rights activist from Kanehsatà:ke, Shelley A. Young (Eskasoni Mi’kmaq…

Mi'kma'ki: Visit to Northern Pulp Mill

On the weekend of May 23rd-25th, 2014, I found myself in Mi’kma’ki in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia for a Defenders of the Land and Idle No More gathering. I wasn’t really sure what to expect or who I’d meet but I…

"The Right Thing To Do..."

On Friday February 7th, Stephen Harper visited the Blood Reserve to announce a new legislation known as the First Nations Education Act. Prime Minister Harper was welcomed by our elected Chief Charles Weasel Head and our band council. Along with…

In my last blog post “Alive or Better Off Dead?” I made a statement about Sterling HolyWhiteMountain’s interview posted on Josh Cole’s blog. I referred to his interview as being apolitical and promised to elaborate on that in another blog…