Indigenous screen industry wants stricter policies on establishing identity, report suggests – CBC

Indigenous screen industry wants stricter policies on establishing identity, report suggests – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2022117 Views

Feb 24, 2022

Roots of issue ‘grow from the very core of colonialism,’ says Jesse Wente of the Indigenous Screen Office

The Indigenous screen industry wants to see a more rigorous process for establishing identity, according to a report released Thursday by the Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) in partnership with Aboriginal People’s Television Network.

The report, titled Building Trust & Accountability, says there is a “current climate of hurt” within the industry due to a number of people falsely claiming Indigenous identity for financial gain and access to funding and grants earmarked for Indigenous creators.

“It’s an issue whose roots grow from the very core of colonialism,” said Jesse Wente, the co-executive director of the ISO during a media conference Thursday.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-screen-community-policies-on-identity-1.6363486

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