Sonya Ballantyne to present at TEDxWinnipeg next month

Sonya Ballantyne / Link to TEDxWinnipeg

Congrats to Sonya Ballantyne (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs) who will be speaking at next month’s TEDxWinnipeg event on June 6.

Sonya will talk about identity and representation, and her road to becoming a filmmaker.

According to her bio:

Sonya became interested in film because she wanted to see people like her mother as a starship captain on Star Trek, or fighting aliens like Ripley. She wanted a Native hero that existed in the present or in the future, to show us that we made it.

Sonya asks: for better or worse, how do today’s representations shape the self-image of people like her?

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