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Attended St. John's boys School, Sir John Thompson
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Thinking of my indigenous friends on traditional Hawaiian territory fighting the capitalist pig dog politicians, & disrespectful scientists & developers wanting to "build" on sacred traditional territory (re: telescope ). If only my car could float like a warrior's canoe, off o would go!
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Only a few spots left, this is where you can pay for class
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VIdeo Grab pic from a great student film from The Native Education Centre Vancouver
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Nice to read, as the year of the Oka Crisis changed me immensely as a young man, after graduating from SFU 1989. The apple becoming indigenous inside after years of assimilation desires to be one of them, 60s scoop white wanna be, ashamed of the NDN outside. Skin and walls. 1984 Spirit Song Theatre Company was the first part of my life where I finally accepted my Indian-ness, but it was from the theatre space, the spectacle space. Whereas after SFU 1989, I was over qualified and under qualified for the work I was looking for and doing and it was thru employment equity legislation that I and another aboriginal filmmaker secured work at CBC. First day there, one "white" producer wondered at loud, "Why can't we find an Indian inside the corporation to work here?" I stayed quiet and continued work at CBC news Vancouver as a  Hall News monitor PA and studio director.  This was during the time of the Akwesasne and Corrnwall Native issues, the Meech accord.  Shortly after the Tsilhqot'in  (Chilcotin), were defending their territory in BC. That day, another "white" Woman news producer  says during the production meeting, "Well the injuns are at it again".  They look at me, I say nothing. Then July 11th the news wires were pronouncing the incidents at Oka dismayed that Corporal Marcel Lemay was shot and killed. At the same time of all of this , I was co-producing  Coop Radio Show When Spirit Whispers with another native person, and well, the moccasin telegram line was painting a different story of what was happening. 1990  was the year I found my voice politically, (the historical space) and was the beginning of my attempts to produce my politically charged script When Wires Cross, a story about the Oka crisis from a Vancouver perspective. September 1990, CBC and I went our separate ways, and I continued with Coop Radio, hanging out at the Oka peace camp, where my native  friend and I co-produced two Vigilant performance events in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Here  we secured  many many native artist and performers to speak and perform at our event to support the people in the Mohawk territory surrounded by the Canadian Army. (The erotic space) So many lies and distortions told to the Canadian public about the Mohawk people and the incidents at Oka Quebec.   The historical real, the spectacle real, and the erotic real painting so many versions of the Oka crisis, At the vigilant performance events, we used our bodies to support the people. All of those native and non-native artists and speakers who shared their body and voices to share the truth of Canada's relationship with the original people of this land. The spectacle real was mass media distortion, and the moccasin telegram was the historical real sharing orally what was passed  down through phone calls, faxes
It was a sad and a tough time for Canada's First people. Suicides, conflict, and false resolutions. Was there every a resolution to the Oka Crisis? And this was all before the terrible incidents avec our missing women, and the on-going criminalization of our people in this land. Sadly to write, The Missing women perpetrator was doing his dastardly murderous deeds during this  politically charged time of Canada's first people.  Where there was no apology, and Canada's Windigo of past residential schools deeds,  broken treaties, thievery, and cultural genocide was split opened July 11th, 1990, and today, that scar  of Windigo is festering with inaction, denial, and indifference  when it comes th reconciliation, justice, and healing of the relationship between native and non-native people in Canada, Miigweech, Hiy hiy, OCM, a former Cree-alish Native who found his voice on Salish Territory so many moons ago. lol
On July 11, 1990, my world became a lot more black and white as a writer and journalist. The actions of Canada and Quebec shattered most of the illusions I’d been taught about a “Just Society”, the “rule of law”, and “honour of the Crown.”
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At Ulkrainan Heritage Village; going for a walk. I worked there avec summer job 13 yrs age. Walked through store , then told, animals not allowed. Said did not care what govt says, I was raised around here
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Next project is writing a song for my new Grand daughter, who I met this pass Sunday: Father's day, The Federal National Appeasement Aboriginal Day, and my gran...daughter's two month celebration day June 21st 2015, the Summer solstice day, longest day of our space and time. As us creatures rich & poor, big and small, winged & four legged cling to the concrete world to survive
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Informed tonight there a few spots left in the August 22nd, & 23rd acting workshop, sounds exciting.
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The Dénouement of the TRC

Is there anything happening here in Cree territory (Settler name Edmonton)  with respect to the dénouement of the TRC.  Take care all of you out there  along the River Saskatchewan during this delicate time avec the TRC. The word is the word and within our souls, minds and bodies , they live in remembrance and for better days to come. The body memory will release old sorrows, pains, worthlessness as we think about what the TRC has done for Canada's First People and where will  the reconciliation factor taking Canada Settler descendants, the new immigrant settlers and the generations of Canada's First People still fighting in the courts, dying in the prisons, the streets, and elsewhere on their land, because well. .. Over  a half of a millennium of systemic racism is not going to change overnight.  The old Windigo, and the Christianization of "evil" has no plans to embrace our ideals and spirit as Indigenous People of mother earth. the world is teetering to the edge of  total chaos, destruction,, death, and pain. We must embrace  the love of the Great Creator and embrace each other heart of all creations, fight racism with love, turn the other cheek, reconciliation on the Great Creators terms, because now that Harper has no intention of taking on the TRC UN recommendations, His actions show the status quo still speaks with a forked tongue and the Idle No More work I still not done. May the Great Spirit bless all of you, the TRC, the CDN 1st people, and all other races of the Creator's Garden. Hiy hiy Miigweech, Merci beaucoup
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Email I sent to Netflix:

Dear Netflix

Due to Netflix position on the Native issues surrounding Adam Sandler's latest production, which I might add is ridiculous as much as Netflix's response to the Indigenous Artists actions and pronouncements: I am refraining from updating my automatic payment plan to utilize your services.

Ironically, I lost my debit card and went to my bank to replace it. I was going to update my Netflix account with my card, as I do enjoy your services, but then my indigenous colleagues withdrew from your production for valid reasons, which as a Native Artist and community supporter, I must stand with.

Until Netflix re-evaluates the semiotics of Sandler's script and understand the cultural significance of our position as the first people of this continent with respect to cultural authenticity, cultural appropriation, and the differences of the sacred, the profound, and the satirical, I will consider  re-joining Netflix. This email will be posted on my social media pages

Miigweech

donald morin, BA
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Actor, Filmmaker
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Singer songwriter, actor, modern dancer, drama teacher, film teacher, editor, class 2 dr lic.
Employment
  • courier company
    professional driver, 2011 - present
    deliver parcelled goods
  • Media Merchants
    projectionist, documentarist, 2011 - 2011
  • Movex, NBC
    part time mover, 1998 - 2007
  • Dead City Punks
    actor, 2011 - 2011
  • Southland transportation
    School bus driver, 2010 - 2011
  • Aboriginal Arts Festival Society
    Singer/Songwriter, 2011 - 2011
  • Dead City Punks Music Video
    Actor, 2011 - 2011
  • PureLife Productions
    Videographer for a wedding, 2011 - 2011
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Edmonton
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16 foster homes and Ross Creek, Alberta - Vancouver, Burnaby, Copenhagen, Edmonton,
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Inter-disciplinary artist with performance, music composition and filmmaking experience
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2014, Mr. Morin performed for  the Glory Lutheran Church's Community Event focusing on Issues affecting Native people in Canada. Taken place in Sherwood Park, Donald performed a four song set, and stayed for the Q & A session after. Prior to that event, Donald performed for the Edmonton Truth and Reconciliation Talent Night Event during the final National event to bring the stories of Residential School survivors to the NAtioanl Stage. Mr Morin was able to share his story of assimilation, foster homes, and boarding schools.  2013, Donald reappeared on BLACKSTONE, a Canadian TV series shot in Edmonton, AB.  He has recuperating from his accident December 2012, and is up and about, working  and performing his music. 2012, Donald finished HD digital  filming  and digital music recording on the Island of Oahu, the city of Honolulu, and Wakiki Beach area.  2011, he completed a principal role in the film Dead City Punks, and finished projection, documentation work, and location scouting for Media Merchants based in Toronto, Los Angeles and Vancouver. He also performed for the WindSpirit Voice benefit for the creation of an Edmonton Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Edmonton Alberta Canada, (webstream of his performance is on youtube and this site.) He also performed at the Rubaboo Festival, June in Edmntn, AB, CDN. Donald has worked for Winnepeg's Scheme A Dream and finished editing work for professional dancer and Teacher Christine Elsey. Streams of Metropolis Dance. Donald also presented an online first Nations Issues lecture from an indigenous artist perspective to students, professors and guests of the University of Faser Valley. He also performed the role of Arvus for Andrea True Joy Fox from Gordon Fox's Novel Arvus In Excelsus. and completed the role of Riel, a Metis Preacher in a Kelly A.H. Bird presentation of an Motion Pictures production in association with New Blood Entertainment of a Barry J. Gillis feature film entitled "The Killing Games". 2010 he completed the role of Wifred in the stage reading of Where The Sun Don't Shine for The Aboriginal Arts Collective. Earlier work has involved the LEAD role of SAM WOLF in IOU Land for Caravan Farm Theatre, (Marty) in The Tipping Point for Theatre in the Raw and the Lead role of Eddy LaRoche from Robert Morin's Film Windigo. He completed the DVD of his 7 Fires 4 U Kitchi Manitou feature film project, and presenting his paper NDNs In The Age of Terror for The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Atlanta Georgia, USA. He sat on the media arts jury for Canada Council for the Arts, helped teach Native youth media programs and their professional development media for IMAG (Indigenous Media Arts Group) Vancouver. In 1992 Donald as well performed at F.I.N.D 92. Festival International Nouveau Dance in Montreal withe Karen Jamieson Dance Company. All serious performance and acting work inquirers for Mr. Morin can be directed to Darryl Mork Talent 780.455.4215, or 780.983.7189
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Presented his NDNs In the Age of Terror paper and his 7 Fires Film at the SCMS conference in Atlanta Georgia 2004. Attended the world premiere of The Killing Games at Calgary International Film Festival 2012
Education
  • St. John's boys School, Sir John Thompson
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Galiano Film School
    Documentary intensive, 2007 - 2007
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