Mi'kmaw Film & Culture Night

2024wed12jun7:30 pmMi'kmaw Film & Culture Nightshalan joudry: Women of This Land & Basket Maker7:30 pm BUY TICKETSMORE INFOEvent TypeFilm,Live Performance,Special Event


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm



Event Details

Film screenings and a book launch! We invite you to join us for a special night celebrating Mi’kmaw culture. The evening will feature the screening of two films: WOMEN OF THIS LAND” and BASKET MAKER”.

Following the screenings, shalan joudry and special guests are excited to launch their new book, THE ART OF MI’KMAW BASKETRY” This will be a sneak peak into the making of the book, as well as a sharing of some excerpts.

To make this night accessible to all, we offer admission is by donation.


by Stephanie Joline

Women of This Land is a documentary series spotlighting the resilience and cultural richness of Indigenous women in Atlantic Canada as they share their stories of connection to land and heritage.

  • shalan joudry is an L’nu (Mi’kmaw) narrative artist working in many mediums. She is a poet, playwright, podcast producer, oral storyteller and actor, as well as a cultural interpreter. For over two decades shalan has brought her Mi’kmaw stories to a new generation of listeners, sharing her poetry, oral storytelling and drum singing with numerous stages, events, schools and organizations. Her unique specialty is performing for audiences around a campfire.
  • Stephanie Joline is an Indigenous writer, director, and producer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her Indigenous roots come from her mother who is Inuit from Labrador; her father is French Acadian from the South shore of Nova Scotia. Equally adept at film and television, Stephanie’s stories provoke conversation, break boundaries, and are deeply rooted in inclusivity and feminism.

halifax_wigwam_raising​BASKET MAKER

by Catherine Martin

This documentary is on Mi’kmaw women basket makers and their contribution to the traditional art form and economy, by award-winning Mi’kmaq Filmmaker Cathy Martin. Basket Maker is a journey from past to present with a compilation of footage from Martin’s personal film images as well as archival footage of Mi’kmaw women basket makers. “It is like having a good visit with those women basket makers who influenced me early in my life,” says Martin.  The film honours them for the contribution made to our families and nation as entrepreneurs and keepers of ancient knowledge.

  • Catherine Martin is an independent producer and the first Mi’kmaq filmmaker from the Atlantic Region. A member of the Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Catherine is an independent film producer, director, writer, facilitator, communications consultant, community activist, teacher, drummer, and the first woman Mi’kmaw filmmaker from the Atlantic region. Catherine’s many award-winning documentaries tell the stories of her nation and include the animation film Little Boy Who Lived with Muini’skw (2004), the NFB film The Spirit of Annie Mae (2002), and Spirit Wind (2000).


  • photographs by Holly Brown Bear
  • edited by shalan joudry

The work of nine preeminent contemporary Mi’kmaw artists, including two local artists:

  • Della Maguire, Glooscap First Nation, Nova Scotia
  • Frank Meuse, L’sitkuk First Nation (Bear River), Nova Scotia




General Admission by Donation

  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. Please arrive early.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian when attending a King’s Theatre event
  • No outside food or drink permitted


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