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Tasha Hubbard


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Dr. Tasha Hubbard is a writer, filmmaker and associate professor at the University of Alberta. She is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four Territory and has ties to Thunderchild First Nation in Treaty Six Territory. Her academic research has focussed on Indigenous efforts to return the buffalo to the lands and Indigenous film in North America. Her first solo writing/directing project, Two Worlds Colliding (NFB), about Saskatoon’s infamous “starlight tours,” premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2004 and won the Canada Award at the Gemini Awards in 2005. In 2017, she directed the NFB-produced feature documentary Birth of a Family, about a Sixties Scoop family coming together for the first time during a holiday in Banff. It premiered at Hot Docs and landed on the top-ten audience favourites list. It also won the Audience Favourite for Feature Documentary at the Edmonton International Film Festival and the Moon Jury prize at imagineNATIVE. Her 2018 feature documentary, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, is a personal exploration of the cost of the death of Colten Boushie and was selected to open the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian and International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto. We list her credits as a Director first.

Also see: Singing Back the Buffalo.
Also see: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up wins Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs.