Neechee Studio is a free arts and culture program for Indigenous youth. Neechee is the only program of it’s kind in Canada and serves a youth population of over 350 individuals from over 60 Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario. It is a youth-driven initiative that focuses on learning various art mediums as an empowering and reparative method to address the personal experiences of Indigenous youth. This video is an example in itself of what Neechee does. Youth learned videography, sound recording, film direction and art direction during a two day workshop with award winning film maker Michelle Derosier, which culminated in them producing this video, all filmed and directed by youth. right down to the questions asked in interview!
Filmed and Directed by Neechee Studio Youth Participants
Neechee Studio Photographer Damien Bouchard
With special thanks to
Definitely Superior Art Gallery