We’ve reached the last of our summer salon series for Cool.World, and it is intersecting with the beginning of our Drawing Wisdom Video Podcast! We will be delivering 6 episodes to Telus in August, and they will be scheduled to run on the Telus Community Network in the fall. But tomorrow, July 22nd, you have a chance to join us for the livestream taping of one of our episodes! And a chance to see our short film “HIV: Healing Inner Voices” if you have not seen it already or if you just want to see it again!
FREE 24 hour window to view the short film, HIV: Healing Inner Voices if you RSVP.
Drawing Wisdom: Decolonizing community filmmaking from concept to distribution is Presented by Cool.World, Drawing Wisdom and the Inspirit Foundation, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
This webinar explores community impact campaigns celebrating Indigenous resilience.
This webinar is good for Indigenous creators, allies, audiences, and funders who are interested in putting decolonization into practical action by letting Indigenous creatives lead, and in exploring how digital tools can help us do this work.
Includes a FREE 24 hour window to view HIV:Healing Inner Voices (30 minute running time). RSVP
This live-streamed Drawing Wisdom podcast joins forces with the Cool.World Salon Series for a special episode hosted by Jada-Gabrielle Pape, Saanich and Snuneymuxw nations, and her co-conspirators David Ng and Kat Dodds. It will later be streamed as part of the first six episodes for our Drawing Wisdom Podcast, launching this fall on Telus and DrawingWisdom.ca.
Their guest will be Martin Morberg, a 2-Spirit Northern Tutchone and Tlingit man from the Yukon Territory and project creator of the short film HIV: Healing Inner Voices. They’ll talk about their impact with the film so far, what collaborative filmmaking and distribution means in practical terms, and their vision for its future. Martin brought together 8 diverse Indigenous Peers (including himself) to conceptualize, participate in and now distribute their own film on their own terms. They’ll talk about their impact with the film so far, what collaborative filmmaking and distribution means in practical terms, and their vision for its future.
HIV: Healing Inner Voices is a Peer-Led Project. Through the lived experiences and voices of eight Indigenous people living with HIV, this poetic half-hour documentary combines storytelling and the healing power of Indigenous culture to reflect on the realities of stigma and discrimination for Indigenous people. Offering inspiration and empathy, the film offers up hope that understanding and compassion will decrease experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination. Most importantly, it will be a way to connect those who made it and those who will watch it, to community, and to culture.
“It was only through my own healing that I was able to break through that intersection of stigmas that was placed on me.” – Martin Morberg, Northern Tutchone and Tlingit; Project Creator, HIV: Healing Inner Voices
It is Martin’s goal to empower the lives and voices of 2 Spirit and Indigenous people affected by HIV and addictions, while contributing to the visibility of these communities. Much of Martin’s work and activism is rooted in community and grassroots initiatives. Martin acknowledges that many Indigenous leaders and community members have guided and supported him in growing into the activist he is today. It is Martin’s goal to pay this knowledge and support forward to Indigenous communities and 2 Spirit people.
A Drawing Wisdom Production
Created & Produced by Martin Morberg, Northern Tutchone/Tlingit
Directed by Jada-Gabrielle Pape, Saanich & Snuneymuxw Nations
Created in Collaboration with Lulu Gurney (Nisga’a Nation), Ron Horsfall (Pasqua First Nation, Saskatchewan), Aaron Jackson (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), Tyler Jacobs, AK Lowhorn (Siksika Nation), Val Nicholson (Mi’kmaq), and Flo Ranville (Sioux Lakota/Woodlands Cree/French/Scottish). Impact campaign supported by the Inspirit Foundation and Reach 3.0
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our Salon Series.