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Indigenous Girlhood: Narratives of Colonial Care in Law & Literature

Indigenous Girlhood: Narratives of Colonial Care in Law and Literature is a digital short film adaptation based on Dr. Megan Scribe’s (Ininiw, Norway House Cree Nation) doctoral research. This four-minute animated short film explores what it means for Indigenous girls to come-of-age in state custody within a settler colonial society, as well as examining the ways these experiences are subsequently narrated in legal and literary forums. This multidisciplinary work invites scholars from across disciplines to establish new linkages between gender, age, and settler domination while also critically reflecting on how these knowledges are disseminated to diverse audiences.

Writing: Dr. Megan Scribe (Ininiw, Norway House Cree Nation), Yellowhead Institute Education Director
Animation team: Graham Constant (Opaskwayak Cree Nation), Remedial V. Wulph, and Darla Contois (Grand Rapids Cree Nation). Composer: Zane Constant (Opaskwayak Cree Nation)

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