Wesley Shaw, Darlene Naponse, Nanobah Becker, Matti Aikio, Elias Yamani Ismail
Darlene is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek – Northern Ontario. She was born and raised in her community and now works out of her studio located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
She is a writer, film director, and video artist. Her film work has been viewed internationally including the Sundance Film Festival in 2001/2002/2003. Her latest feature “Every Emotion Costs”, screened worldwide, winning various awards. Her art based video work was installed in various galleries and programs nationally/internationally. She is currently working on a book of short stories.
She worked with community leaders and elders to write and ratify the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Gchi-Naaknigewin (Constitution). She continues governance and First Nations land/human rights work in her community.
She owns Pine Needle Productions an award-winning boutique Film/Video/Audio Recording Production Studio, located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.