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Indigenous Film Summit – Self-Care and Wellness in Film Webinar

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 August 25, 2020
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The 3rd annual Indigenous Film Summit begins next week August 24-27, 2020 online!!!

The Indigenous Film Summit is aimed at emerging and professional writers, directors, and producers to come together, share ideas, with some top professionals in the industry.

Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs is honoured to partner with the organization to bring you the online webinar

Self-care and Wellness in Film

August 25th at 1pm-2pm

With Panelists: Michaella Shannon, Shayla Stonechild, & Sheila Chalakee

And Moderator: Jessica Dumas


To register for this webinar please follow the link

And for the entire Indigenous Film Summit schedule click here.

Michaella Shannon, is Cree and Lakota from Frog Lake First Nation. She is a TV host and personality, model, actress, writer and facilitator. Michaella is the co-host for APTN television series The Other Side, seasons 3-5. In 2020, Michaella will be seen on the new TV series, The Secret History of the Wild West. As an actor, she is currently working on several new productions that will be released in late fall of 2020. Michaella is developing her skills as a writer and blogger. Currently, she is writing a number of different television series and continues to write for a variety of online platforms while building her own brand as a blogger. You can subscribe to her blog, Walk With Me, at


Shayla Stonechild, As an Nehiyaw Iskwew (Plains Cree Womxn) from Muscowpetung First Nations,  Shayla Stonechild, has always been a catalyst towards Indigenous youth and womxn unlocking their full potential. By reclaiming their voices, bodies and spirits that have been silenced and stolen throughout history. There is a shift happening in humanity right now and she believes the arts, meditation, movement and reclaiming an indigenous worldview is a part of amplifying that shift.  Shayla is an award-winning TV Host of APTN’s documentary series “Red Earth Uncovered”, Yoga Instructor at “CMMN GRND” and Wellness Advocate making waves across Turtle Island. She is the founder of the “Matriarch Movement” a meditation and movement platform dedicated to bringing awareness to the “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn and Girls” crisis. (#MMIWGT2S+). She most recently partnered with Saje Wellness and RBC as a content creator. She also has a history of collaborations with ‘Right To Play’, ‘Gathering Our Voices’, and ‘Lululemon’. You can follow her journey on IG: @shayla0h @matriarch.movement


Sheila Chalakee, a citizen of Muscogee-Creek Nation, is a comedian and yoga instructor. Her work in entertainment has been seen on PBS, WEtv, E! Network, Univision, FNX, and most recently on Amazon Prime. Her collaborations with BuzzFeed, YouTube, and Google garnered over hundreds of millions of views collectively leading to positive press regarding Native issues from The Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, and international news outlets like CTV Nightly News in Vancouver. Sheila received her BA from Columbia College Chicago majoring in theater and creative non-fiction. Most recently she has earned certification in Diversity and Inclusion through Yale School of Management. For more on her comedy career and activism visit She is also an E-RYT and YACEP having the honor of teaching every age group from 3 to 83 in public and private schools, parks and recreation centers, gyms and yoga studios in Los Angeles for over a decade. She has trained in meditation with Centre of Excellence and the Science of Well-Being through Yale. She earned her 500 hour certifications through My Vinyasa Flow and Santa Monica Yoga. In addition she trained in trauma informed modalities with YogaWorks LA, children’s yoga with YogaBuddies, and restorative with Yoga U & Judith Lasater. She specializes in trauma informed, vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, youth, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra. More on her fitness and wellness work visit


Jessica Dumas, is a Certified Life Coach, business coach and speaker coach, who is passionate about helping women and entrepreneurs live more confidently and independently. Since 2013, Jessica has been enthusiastic about personal growth and recognizes how our own personal growth stimulates the impact on our community. Jessica is an award winning professional and avid volunteer. She is currently serving as the first Indigenous Female to Chair the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and she has served as the Chairperson for the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, as well as many other board positions over the years. You are invited to join her in the Instagram world @jessicadumas01.

 August 25, 2020
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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