Indigenous Representation Sweeps Canadian Screen Award Nominations

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The Canadian Screen Awards announced the nominations for the 9th annual celebration of Canuck talent, and Indigenous creators are overflowing the nomination board!

45 Indigenous actors, TV shows, films, documentaries, news shows, hosts and reporters have been nominated for the 2021 awards.

“As we look forward to brighter days, we are honoured to celebrate the momentous achievements of the 2021 Canadian Screen Award nominees and their creative works with Canadians from coast-to-coast,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

Among the list of those nominated is Sault local Anishinaabe-kwe Sarain Fox, for best host/interviewer in her directorial debut “Inendi”.

Sarain shared her Aunt Mary Bell’s story as a residential school survivor and the oldest surviving matriarch in Fox’s family. In the film, Mary Bell tells her truths about being taken away to residential school, separated from her brother and the mental and physical abuse that went on at the school.

Sarain joined SaultOnline earlier this year to discuss the making of this film.

Congratulations on the nomination Sarain!

Josie Fiegehen, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, SaultOnline.com