Presenter Information

Dorothy Christian

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation


OM 3732

Start Date

18-2-2020 8:50 AM

End Date

18-2-2020 9:50 AM

Proposal Abstract

Keynote Address


Dorothy Christian Cucw-la7 is a visual storyteller, scholar, writer and editor who is from Splatsin, one of the communities of the Secwepemc Nation. She also honours her Syilx ancestry. Christian currently serves as the Associate Director, Indigenous Initiatives at Simon Fraser University.

Before graduate school, Dorothy segment produced, directed and wrote for the national broadcaster Vision TV where she accumulated over 100 professional production credits. She travelled throughout Turtle Island and into Mexico to carry Indigenous stories back to the Canadian screen culture.

Cucw-la7 continues to be involved in the Indigenous Screen Culture in Canada. In October 2019 Dorothy curated a program for the 2018 ImagineNative Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the world. The program titled, “A Victor Masayesva, Jr. Retrospective: Dawsoma: Making Meaning” brought the Hopi filmmaker’s visual representations to the world stage. Plus, she moderated an intergenerational panel, “Worn Trails/New Trails: Footsteps” with Alanis Obomsawin, Abenaki, Victor Masayesva, Jr., Hopi, Zacharias Kunuk, Inuit and Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Mohawk-Heiltsuk and Lisa Jackson, Anishinaabe.


Feb 18th, 8:50 AM Feb 18th, 9:50 AM

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OM 3732

Keynote Address


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