Mi’kma’ki Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Short Doc Collection Premieres Friday, August 19, 2022 on CBC Gem

Wanderer Entertainment Inc. is happy to announce a new short documentary collection Mi’kma’ki will premiere on CBC Gem on August 19, 2022. This three part series, narrated by Mi’kmaw poet and artist shalan joudry, is a collection of short films themed around the Indigenous Experience in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The three episodes of Mi’kma’ki include:

Gwitna’q (22min)

For the community of Miawpukek First Nation, located on the South Coast of the island of Newfoundland, reviving the tradition of Birch Bark Canoe building becomes a way to connect to the past and ensure cultural survival. 

niKet – (food)  (22min) 

Indigenous Research Partners Max Liboiron and Liz Pijogge work together to study the threat to food security and food sovereignty in regards to traditional Inuit food sources in Nain, Labrador.

Npisun (22min) 

For Indigenous people the word “medicine” can have many connotations, manifestations and meanings. For three people of Indigenous descent on the West Coast of Newfoundland, the practice of medicine comes in various forms. 

Being asked to create these pieces inside of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where I was born and where a large part of my family still live, was an incredible honour and a privilege. There was such immediate tremendous support for the project all around and in every community we went to for filming, it was almost overwhelming. It was a true testament to the hospitable nature of Newfoundlanders.” said Wendell G. Collier, Producer/Director of Mi’kma’kiWanderer Entertainment Inc.

Wanderer Entertainment Inc. is led by Wendell G. Collier, an award nominated Producer and Director with over 15 years experience in broadcast television and digital media landscape. In television, Wendell has been a Key Creative and/or Series Director on primetime documentary shows for Discovery Canada, History Channel, CBC, CBC Gem, Food Network, and HGTV among others. Of settler and Indigneous descent and a member of Miawpukek First Nation, Wendell G. Collier is passionate about storytelling and highlighting issues affecting Indigenous people across Canada.