Film stills, clockwise from top-left: Viceland’s RISEWhen They AwakeBirth of a Family, Angry Inuk.

Building on the Aabiziingwashi (WideAwake) initiative by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), National Film Board (NFB) of Canada, APTN, and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, INDIGENOUS 150+ is inviting businesses and cities to sponsor INDIGENOUS 150+ events in their communities as a way to educate Canadians, build relations and connect communities. Each event shines a light on First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture, history and teachings and will be followed by an Indigenous-led conversation with local partners.

We are working with independent filmmakers as well as the NFB to offer an exciting, selection of stories and films from across the country. INDIGENOUS 150+ is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls To Action and we aim to inspire all Canadians and businesses to find a way to respond in their own unique way.

Help keep this initiative going by donating what you can. Any amount will help and we graciously thank you for your contribution.

Stay informed and up to date on upcoming screenings, media relations, and future events!

If you’d like to book or sponsor an INDIGENOUS 150+ screening or event for your community or business  or you would like to volunteer with us, please send us a note with your contact details and a few details and we will be in touch. 

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Indigenous 150+

Danny Paul
(excerpt from We Were Not The Savages, 1st Edition)


City of Owen Sound

First Peoples Group

M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Centre

Good Influence Films


National Film Board of Canada

artsPlace Canmore

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

Ottawa Art Gallery

Ontario Arts Council

Don Barraclough
Guy Freedman
JoAnne Fishburn
Kahontakwas Diane Longboat
Kevin Shea

Aimée Rochard


Carly McArthur
Hollie Black
Kathy Underwood
Ronat John
Ralph Wolf Thistle
Susan Staves
Suzanne Macdonald

Gary Parker
Jennifer Brant
JoAnne Fishburn