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

Building on the Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) initiative by TIFF, National Film Board of Canada, APTN, and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and other Indigenous festivals across Canada, INDIGENOUS 150+ invites art centres, municipalities, business and levels of government to join us in building a National Indigenous Cinema Screening initiative. We invite art centres and community centres to host events, and for municipalities and businesses to sponsor programming.

Indigenous 150+ is inviting youth leaders to participate in Indigenous led-training, to become Ambassadors and moderate these cross-cultural conversations across Canada. Our goal is to build collaboration, educate Canadians and create shared experiences across the country.

Each event includes an opening ceremony, a film programme and an Indigenous-led conversation with local leaders about the themes highlighted in the films.

INDIGENOUS 150+ is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls To Action and aim to inspire all Canadians to respond in their own unique way.

Applications Now Open!
Application deadline: August 27 at 11:59 pm EST

Passionate young change makers from across Canada celebrate Indigenous voices and culture as they share the stories of First Peoples and the land.

Join our community and we will keep you updated on our latest news!!

Help us put Indigenous voices centre stage by contributing what you can.
You can contribute to our events by supporting or sponsoring a Guest Speaker ($250), an Opening Ceremony ($300), a local Filmmaker Talk ($500) or training for a Youth Ambassador ($1000).

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

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

Good Influence Films

Wapikoni Mobile

RBC Foundation

artsPlace Canmore

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

Honouring Indigenous Peoples

Community Foundation Grey Bruce

Ontario Arts Council

Isuma TV

Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival

SAW Video

Canada World Youth

Ottawa Community Foundation

National Film Board of Canada

City of Owen Sound

Stephen Couchman
JoAnne Fishburn
Guy Freedman
Kahontakwas Diane Longboat
Coleen Rajotte
Kevin Shea

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Michael Tucker

JoAnne Fishburn
Raymond King
Theresa O’Connor

Jennifer Brant
Phil Davis

JoAnne Fishburn
Gary Parker