Beaverbrook Annual Lecture: Alanis Obomsawin & Jarrett Martineau

For this year's Beaverbrook Annual Lecture, Media@McGill has invited two speakers.

Join us on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6 p.m. as we welcome Alanis Obomsawin & Jarrett Martineau for an intergenerational dialogue on Indigenous media & cultural production.

Moot Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 3644 Peel Street, Montreal

Free and open to the public.



Alanis Obomsawin, OC, GOQ, filmmaker, singer, artist, storyteller (born 31 August 1932 near Lebanon, New Hampshire). One of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin began her career as a professional singer and storyteller before joining the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in 1967. Her award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec, she has received the Prix Albert-Tessier and the Canadian Screen Awards’ Humanitarian Award, as well as multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

Jarrett Martineau is a Cree/Dene media maker, scholar, artist, and storyteller. He is a longtime advocate and supporter of Indigenous arts, music, and media, who co-founded the global Indigenous music platform Revolutions Per Minute. He first came to media making as an artist, starting out as an emcee and hip-hop artist in Vancouver. As a scholar, he recently completed a Ph.D. in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, where his research explored the complex relationships between art-making and Indigenous resurgence and decolonization, and he was a Fulbright Scholar in New York City. Jarrett is originally from Frog Lake First Nation in Alberta, and he is currently based in Tkaronto.


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