Top row L-R: Kesha Tipewan, Jesse Nobess, Katherine Haynes. Middle row L-R: Dwayne Noon, Alyssa Isaac, Broden Halcrow-Ducharme. Bottom row L-R: Julianna Maggrah, Clay Mykietowich, Farrah Murdock.
Today, nine emerging Indigenous creators embark on their first day of training through the CBC New Indigenous Voices program, presented by the National Screen Institute.
CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for emerging Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries.
The National Screen Institute is proud to introduce this year’s participants:
- Alyssa Isaac, Lachine, QC
- Broden Halcrow-Ducharme, Brandon, MB
- Clay Mykietowich, Winnipeg, MB
- Dwayne Noon, Saskatoon, SK
- Farrah Murdock, Winnipeg, MB
- Jesse Nobess, Winnipeg, MB
- Julianna Maggrah, Prince Albert, SK
- Katherine Haynes, Winnipeg, MB
- Kesha Tipewan, Saskatoon, SK
Read more about this year’s participants.
“I’m thrilled to kick off this edition of CBC New Indigenous Voices with this talented group,” says program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill. “I love the different levels of experience everyone brings to the table. It’s always an honour to watch participants grow as storytellers through this program.”
CBC New Indigenous Voices begins with a series of online training sessions featuring interactive group discussions, presentations and workshops. The program culminates in a final podcast project and a six-week internship placement. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements, and participants are paid minimum wage throughout.
Previous internship hosts include Eagle Vision, CBC Manitoba, Kejic Productions, Winnipeg Film Group, Native Communications Society of the Northwest Territories and various film sets.
Faculty includes program advisor and alumna Erica Daniels (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator), Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches (NSI Storytellers) and program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill.
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CBC New Indigenous Voices 2022 is funded by Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD), Telefilm Canada; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada; Industry Partner IATSE Local 856; Industry Supporter Film Training Manitoba; Service Sponsor Final Draft. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.