Tourism Lethbridge joining forces with Indigenous filmmakers

Tourism Lethbridge will now be working hand-in-hand with Indigenous filmmakers in our region.

Two contracts have been signed to create short-form video projects and social media content that highlights Indigenous perspectives and experiences in the city.

The local filmmakers include Jared Wolf Child and Shawanda Backfat.

Thomas Miller, the digital content specialist with Tourism Lethbridge explained to us more about the initiative.

“They will be mostly in Lethbridge and surrounding area through the different nations and kind of showing all of like the Blackfoot Confederacy. We’ve got the Blood Tribe really close to us and Siksika and the projects will mostly be closer to home. We have one on the warrior relay races here in Lethbridge and the other one will be kind of just spotlighting our Indigenous Advisory Tourism Committee.”

The two Indigenous filmmakers beat out 35 other applicants.

Both contracts have been funded through grants provided by Travel Alberta in support of strengthening the local visitor economy through destination development.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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