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Aboriginal stories are a fundamental part of our shared history and our collective identity and offer all Canadians an opportunity to engage in what defines us as a nation. A thriving screen-based sector requires distinct and innovative content. Canada’s screen industry has yet to fully leverage one of the richest cultural resources this country has to offer — the stories of Aboriginal people. The rapidly evolving Aboriginal screen-based sector has been on the rise in Canada, situated within a growing international Indigenous cinema network.
This report examines the barriers to feature film production for Aboriginal content creators in Canada, and suggests areas of opportunity that can be targeted in order to boost production in this sector.