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, foundations, all levels of government, NGOs and individuals to help in creating a national indigenous cinema screening and conversation initiative. Working with NationTalk, Wapikoni Mobile and Canada World Youth, we are inviting Indigenous youth leaders to become ambassadors for events across the country. Our goal is to educate Canadians, build collaborations and shared experiences across the country. Each event includes an opening ceremony, a film programme and an Indigenous-led that provides a platform for local voices and guest speakers.

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 us put Indigenous voices centre stage by contributing what you can.
You can also contribute to our events by supporting or sponsoring a Guest Speaker ($250), an Opening Ceremony ($300), a Youth Ambassador ($500), or or a Filmmaker Talk ($1000 / estimate including license fees).

Any amount will help and we graciously thank you for your support.

Thank you to everyone who has participated and contributed to Indigenous 150+. We have had lots of in-kind and promotional support from our partners and we thank you for your support. If you aren’t able to contribute financially and would like to help raise awareness for this initiative by promoting our events please consider becoming an official promotional partner.

We kindly thank the following for their support!

Up to $200
Buddy Belt

Up to  $500
Gerard Leckey

Up to $1000
Ontario Teacher’s Association

Up to $3000
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Community Foundation Grey Bruce
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario

Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Power Generation
Good Influence Films

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

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


M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Centre

First Peoples Group

City of Owen Sound

Good Influence Films


National Film Board of Canada

artsPlace Canmore

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

Ottawa Art Gallery

Community Foundation Grey Bruce

Ontario Arts Council

Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival

SAW Video

Canada World Youth

Don Barraclough
Stephen Couchman
JoAnne Fishburn
Guy Freedman
Kahontakwas Diane Longboat
Andre Morriseau
Kevin Shea

Aimée Rochard + Logo
Michael Tucker

JoAnne Fishburn
Raymond King
Carly McArthur
Theresa O’Connor

Jennifer Brant
Phil Davis

JoAnne Fishburn
Gary Parker