Ajuawak Kapashesit

Ajuawak Kapashesit is an actor, screenwriter, playwright, and director for stage and screen. His acting credits include the Indian Horse (2017), Once Upon a River (2019), and Indian Road Trip (2020) as well as Bad Blood Season 2 (CityTV/Netflix) and Outlander Season 4 (Starz/Sony). In 2018, he was chosen as an Indigenous Film Opportunity Fellow with the Sundance Film Institute and was a finalist for the Sundance Indigenous Filmmaker’s Fellowship. His short story, A Fresh Start, was selected for publication in the anthology, Before the Usual Time published by Latitude 46. In 2020 and 2021, he was a story editor and contributing writer for the second and third seasons of the sketch comedy show, Tallboyz, on CBC. He is an alumnus of the CBC Actor's Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre (2019) and a Vision Maker Media Shorts Fellow (2020). Currently, he is a 4th World Indigenous Media Fellow. Ajuawak is of Anishinaabe, Cree, and Jewish descent.

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Watch as three Ojibwe residents of Minnesota work to revitalize their language. Using modern technologies like film and video games, social media, and radio, they hope to inspire a new generation to learn their native tongue.


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