Lindsey MAE WILLIE
Lindsey Mae Willie is a member of the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw People, living and working in the remote village of Kingcome Inlet, BC. Her filmmaking explores Indigenous identities, particularly by youth who are hungry to learn their ancestral knowledge and wisdom from their elders. Willie explores the revitalization of her community's language, culture, and arts, and in doing so, helps to recover and sustain Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw artistic heritage.
Willies' practice as a documentary filmmaker and storyteller has evolved from eleven years of professional work behind the camera as both camera operator and editor. She has worked with CTV, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), City TV, and OMNI Television. In 2012, Willie was awarded the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's Emerging Director Award and produced her first film, The Potlatch Keepers (2014), which aired on APTN.
As an artist, activist, and researcher, Willie works as the Traditional Land and Governance Coordinator for the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation. In this role, she has helped develop a governance engagement strategy to enhance the capacity of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation to assert authority over its territory while engaging in the reconciliation process.
Willie seeks out her culture by listening to her elders, and through hunting, fishing, traversing the wilderness, constructing traditional shelters, and harvesting plants.
Jennifer Schine is a sound artist, broadcaster, and community-engaged researcher whose work explores the oral histories and soundscapes of coastal British Columbia. Passionate about public engagement and collaborative projects, Schine has extended her academic work into film, radio, electroacoustic composition, and installations. These have been exhibited and broadcast widely, receiving national and international acclaim.
As a communication expert, Schine is passionate about combining art and science. She teaches courses and workshops in both the city and the wilderness, including Acoustic Ethnography and Science Storytelling at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. Jenni loves hanging around in boats and currently serves on the board of the Salmon Coast Field Station Society, in the Broughton Archipelago, BC.