Michelle Smith is an award-winning filmmaker, media artist and educator of Métis ancestry born and raised in St. James Manitoba. She uses diverse media and participatory strategies to explore issues around indigenous identity, education and intercultural experience. She has created numerous documentary films and interactive media works including Indigenous themed video games. She is currently leading the multi-institution project, the First Peoples Post-Secondary Storytelling Exchange (SSHRC). She coordinates the Journeys First Peoples Program and teaches in the Cinema-Communications department at Dawson College. She is a founding member of the Dawson First Peoples Initiative.
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