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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Dream Big: Film Screening with Co-Directors

Digital & new media Film & video Indigenous
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Shingwauk Auditorium

Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


Thunderstone Pictures' film 'Coming Together To Talk' screens this Saturday at Shingwauk Auditorium, followed by a Q&A with co-director Ardelle Sagutcheway.

ARDELLE SAGUTCHEWAY is a dedicated advocate for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Originally from Eabametoong First Nation, she moved to Thunder Bay to attend high school. As a member of the Youth Advisory Committee with the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, she was involved in the Seven Youth Inquest. Ardelle is co-director of 'Coming Together to Talk,' a film with Casha Adams, Michelle Derosier, and Savannah Boucher, that explores realities of indigenous youth and possibilities for change. Ardelle is also a poet and a member of Indigenous media collective, Biizidun.

Yay! Thanks to donations, we've been able to add Casha Adams to our line-up. Casha is co-director of the film 'Coming Together To Talk,' which screens Saturday at Shingwauk Auditorium.

You can help more artists take part by making a donation here >>>

CASHA ADAMS is an emerging indigenous filmmaker and vlogger from Couchiching FN, Ontario. She grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario where she became an artist and a founding member of Biizidun collective, which is focused on amplifying the voices of indigenous youth in Northwestern Ontario. In 2016, under the direction of Michelle Derosier, she co-directed her first film, Chi Pii Kaa Kii Too Yang (Coming Together to Talk), a documentary about the barriers that indigenous youth face while attending high school in Thunder Bay. Biizidun has helped Casha’s career in the film/photography industry, where she has facilitated multiple workshops that focus on media arts and community relationship building. She’s currently hired with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective where she is curating, producing and directing her own art exhibit in Thunder Bay.

The Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance presents Dream Big: Baawating Arts Festival, a celebration of Indigenous artwork from across Northern Ontario in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie). Follow this event to get the updates on screening announcements.



Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance

The Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance is a provincial arts service organization whose mandate is to support, promote, and advocate on behalf of Northern Ontario Indigenous artists. Through collaborative projects and by fostering collaboration and exchange across the province with other artists, curators, critics, and cultural organizations.

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